4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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VICTIMS OF ASSAULT

In 2012, the number of victims of assault recorded in each of the selected states and territories were as follows:

  • New South Wales recorded 68,745 victims of assault; a 3% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 943 victims per 100,000 persons.
  • South Australia recorded 15,161 victims of assault; a 7% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 916 victims per 100,000 persons.
  • Western Australia recorded 23,118 victims of assault; a 7% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate was 951 victims per 100,000 persons.
  • The Northern Territory recorded 7,088 victims of assault; a 5% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 3,018 victims per 100,000 persons.
  • The Australian Capital Territory recorded 1,993 victims of assault; a decrease of 11% from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 532 victims per 100,000 persons.

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