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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/06/2013   
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NORTHERN TERRITORY

In 2012, there were 21 victims of homicide in the Northern Territory; the largest proportion of victims were males (68%). Among total victims of homicide, 84% knew their offender, including 47% who were victimised by a family member.

Of the 308 victims of sexual assault recorded in the Northern Territory in 2012, 86% (266) were female. Among total victims of sexual assault, 61% (188) knew their offender and 20% (62) were victimised by a family member.

Sexual assault victims were equally likely to have experienced victimisation at a residential location (41% or 127 victims) as they were a community location (41% or 127 victims).

In the Northern Territory the victimisation rate for sexual assault experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was almost twice the rate of victimisation of non-Indigenous people (181 victims per 100,000 persons compared to 99 victims per 100,000 persons).

Sexual assault victims who identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people recorded a higher incidence of victimisation from a family member (27% or 35 victims) than non-Indigenous victims (12% or 18 victims). However, they recorded a lower incidence of victimisation from a stranger (16% or 21 victims) than non-Indigenous victims of sexual assault (40% or 62 victims).

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Indigenous status by relationship of offender to victim-Northern Territory

Footnote(s): (a) Some girlfriend/boyfriend relationships may be included in 'non-family member' (see Explanatory Notes paragraph 50). (b) Includes 'no offender identified' and 'not stated/inadequately described' (see Glossary). (c) The victim has identified/been identified as neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander. (d) Includes persons with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of 'not stated'.



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