Australian Bureau of Statistics
4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2003
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Fall in the number of recorded victims of crime
The number of recorded crime victims in Australia across most offence categories decreased in 2002, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This was particularly the case for offences related to the taking of property.
Compared to 2001, decreases were recorded in the following offences related to the taking of property in 2002:
In 2002, other offence categories to record a decrease included driving causing death (21%), attempted murder (14%), kidnapping/abduction (9%) and blackmail/extortion (3%).
In contrast, there were increases in the number of recorded victims of manslaughter (29%), sexual assault (6%), assault (5%) and murder (2%). Since 1995, the victimisation rate for recorded assault has increased every year.
Other findings include:
Further information is in Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2002 (cat. no. 4510.0).
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This page last updated 8 December 2006