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1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/08/2005   
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Contents >> Recorded Crime Victims in the ACT - Aug 2005


This article presents crime statistics for the ACT in 2004. It discusses the numbers of victims of selected offences – theft, unlawful entry with intent, and robbery – that have been reported to and recorded by the police. In 2004, when compared to 2003, the ACT had fewer victims of theft but more victims of robbery. The number of victims of unlawful entry with intent remained similar.


During 2004, there were 1,746 recorded victims of motor vehicle theft in the ACT, a decrease of 30% from 2003. There were 8,340 other thefts (which includes theft from a person, theft from retail premises and theft of motor vehicle parts or contents), down 24% from 2003, and the lowest figure since 1995.

Victims of theft
Graph - Victims of theft

There were 539 motor vehicle theft victims per 100,000 ACT residents in 2004. The victimisation rate of other theft for the ACT was 2,574 per 100,000 residents.

Unlawful Entry with Intent

The total number of victims of unlawful entry with intent recorded in the ACT was 5,202 in 2004, similar to the 2003 number (5,238). Of these, 4,580 involved the taking of property.
Victims of unlawful entry with intent
Graph - Victims of unlawful entry with intent


In 2004 the number of victims of recorded robberies in the ACT increased by 8% (from 202 to 218) relative to 2003. The number of victims of armed robbery increased 56% from 68 to 106, while the numbers of victims of unarmed robbery decreased by 16% from 134 to 112, the lowest level recorded since 1996.

Victims of robbery - rate per 100,000 persons
Graph - Victims of robbery - rate per 100,000 persons

The total robbery victimisation rate per 100,000 people in the ACT was 67. There were 33 victims of armed robbery, and 35 victims of unarmed robbery per 100,000 people.

To find out more about the ACT and ACT statistics see the ACT Theme Page

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