4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Oct 2001  
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National Crime and Safety Survey

Preparation for the 2002 National Crime and Safety Survey continues on schedule. The 1998 National Crime and Safety Survey in Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 4509.0).

Questions on sexual assault against males will be included, and a number of other new data items have been tested for possible inclusion and are currently being finalised.

The dissemination strategy for the survey is also being prepared, and the NCCJS would like to be contacted by interested users regarding their output requirements. Please send an e-mail to Alida Helleren at alida.helleren@abs.gov.au.

Recorded Crime

The data item 'use of weapon' has been expanded to include the weapon types 'knife' and 'syringe'. Beginning in the calendar year 2001, these weapon types are being collected for inclusion in Recorded Crime, Australia 2001 (release date May 2002).