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Of the 18.0 million persons aged 18 years and over, 0.4% (77,400) experienced at least one sexual assault.
Of those Australians who experienced physical assault in the last 12 months, nearly half (48%) experienced more than one incident. Almost two-thirds (64%) of those who experienced threatened assault experienced multiple incidents.
The results from the 2015–16 survey were similar to those from the 2014–15 survey, with no significant change in the victimisation rates for personal crime. Since 2008–09, there has been a general decline in the victimisation rate for face-to-face threatened assault. There was no clear change in the victimisation rates for physical assault, non face-to-face threatened assault, robbery and sexual assault over the same time period.
In the 12 months prior to interview in 2015–16, of the 9.0 million households in Australia:
The majority of households that experienced household crime in the 12 months prior to interview experienced a single incident. This includes:
This contrasts with selected personal crimes, where people were more likely to experience multiple incidents.
The results for selected household crimes from the 2015–16 survey were similar to those from the 2014–15 survey, with the only significant change in the national victimisation rate for malicious property damage, which fell from 5.7% in 2014–15 to 4.8% in 2015–16. Since 2008–09, there has been a general decline in the victimisation rate for all selected household crimes (break-in, attempted break-in, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle, malicious property damage and other theft).
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