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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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In 2012, there were 104 victims of homicide in Queensland, of whom, males contributed the largest proportion (63%) of homicide victims. Among total victims of homicide, 60% (62) knew their offender; including 14% (14) who were victimised by a partner.

Half of all homicide and related offence victims in Queensland were victims of attempted murder (50% or 52 victims); followed closely by victims of murder (47% or 49 victims).

There were 3,914 victims of sexual assault in Queensland in 2012. More than four in five victims of sexual assault (83% or 3,226 victims) were female. Among all victims of sexual assault, 28% (1,105) were victimised by a family member; including 4.7% (184) who were victimised by a partner. A quarter of sexual assault victims in Queensland did not know their offender (25% or 991 victims). A residential location was the most common location where victimisation occurred (67% or 2,614 victims).

In 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland were victims of sexual assault at more than three times the rate of non-Indigenous persons (239 victims per 100,000 persons compared to 64 victims per 100,000 persons). There was little difference in the proportion of sexual assault victims by the relationship of offender to victim between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people.

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status by relationship of offender to victim-Queensland

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'.

In 2012, there were 46,467 victims of unlawful entry with intent and 11,262 victims of motor vehicle theft recorded in Queensland. Victims of unlawful entry with intent increased by 6.6% and victims of motor vehicle theft by 23% in Queensland since 2011.

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