Police statistics on crimes in Adelaide and across South Australia will be made available to the public on the internet.
The figures will be uploaded to the police website each month and show the frequency of crimes, including assaults and robberies, within each of the state's local service areas.
There are 13 such areas across the state- six in Adelaide and seven in regional areas.
The data will allow people to monitor the prevalence of different types of incidents in their region and across the state.
Commissioner Gary Burns say police are still considering whether to break-down the statistics on a suburb-by-suburb basis.
"They will range from all crimes against a person, crimes against property and a whole range of other categories," he said.
"Motor vehicle crime, serious assaults, assaults against police ranging down to things like deception, arson et cetera."
He says there are reasons for not supplying more specific figures about individual streets.
"It might affect property values for instance whereas the local service area is far more broad," he said.
"Everyone looks at statistics and you can read them any way but you'll find that local service area commanders are putting context statements in so it will give some idea what the crime is and what the causes are."
Commissioner Burns says the reporting of crimes will be in accordance with national police rules and will not place officers under added pressure to meet targets.
"We conduct, and we have been conducting for the last decade, performance outcome reviews... where we speak to LSA commanders on a regular basis and talk about the crime in their area and what they're doing to address the crime," he said.
"The statistics will be genuine. There will be no manipulation.
"We have a central area, a business information section, that monitor all the statistics as well."