Previously: National Crime Statistics (ISSN: 1320-6532)
Contains uniform national crime statistics relating to a selected range of offences that have become known to and recorded by police. The statistics provide indicators of the level and nature of recorded crime in Australia and measures change over time.
National crime statistics are compiled on a victim basis and measure the number of victims for each offence category rather than the breaches of criminal law. This publication provides a breakdown of the selected offences by victim characteristics (age of victim, sex of victim). It also includes location where offence occurred, use of weapon, and outcome of police investigations at 30 days.
Companion tables with detailed state/territory information are available separately.
See also: Recorded Crime - Offenders, Australia (cat.no. 4519.0)