Australian Bureau of Statistics
Crime and Safety, South Australia
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Survey of South Australian residents about household and personal crime and safety issues. Issues covered include house break-ins and attempted break-ins, motor vehicle theft, robbery, assault, whether crimes reported to police, relationship to offender and perception of crime and public nuisance.
To obtain information on the perception of crime problems in the neighbourhood, the incidence of selected categories of crime and reporting behaviour from persons aged 15 years and over.
Households and persons living in SA in private dwellings except:
As per the Monthly Population Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person/household is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person/household being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.
Persons/households who are away from their usual residence for six weeks or less at the time of interview are enumerated at their usual residence (relevant information may be obtained from other usual residents present at the time of the survey).
Information was collected from households and persons living in private dwellings throughout SA. Information collected includes:
Survey results are published in the following publications:
Tables are available on request as a specila data service:
Standard labour force classifications used where possible.
For the offence classifications attempts were made to align the classifications as closely as possible with police classifications and the ABS' Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC). However, it should be emphasised that the responses obtained in this survey are based on respondent's perception of their having been a victim of an offence. The terms used summarise the wording of the questions asked of the respondent and may not necessarily correspond with the legal of police definitions which are used for each offence.
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Comments and/or Other Regions
Data is not available for small areas.
Ad hoc - but is conducted nationally on about a 3 yearly basis. Has been conducted specifically for SA in April 1991, April 1995 and October 2000.
This survey is conducted on an ad hoc basis. It has been conducted nationally in 1993 and 1998, and in SA in 1991, 1995 and 2000.
Data availability comments
Data is available in ABS Cat No. 4509.0 and 4509.4 Customised data services are available to clients on request.
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This page last updated 7 August 2012