Mitchell Park is a very safe suburb.I'ved lived here all my life and wouldn't move anywhere else for the following reasons. Public transport(train and buses) are a stones throw from any home.Tonsley redevelopment (Tafe and new industries),University ,Flinders Med. Centre(Public & Private), Domain Medical Centre , Bunnings Warehouse and Westfield Marion are so close. Brighton and Seacliff beaches are only 10 mins. by car.There are parks to relax or play sport in. The population is a nice mix of young and old .....look at real estate info.
If it was me I would avoid Mitchell park. Plenty of housing commission and I wouldn't feel safe at night especially near the small group of shops near mcinerney ave. Some pockets of Mitchell park are the bronks. Alawoona ave springs to mind