Australian Bureau of Statistics
4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2008-09 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/03/2010
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Acts intended to cause injury was the main principal offence for male offenders (22%). Female offenders were more commonly proceeded against for theft as their principal offence (29%), followed by acts intended to cause injury (19%). Public order offences was the next most prevalent principal offence for male and female offenders (18% of male offenders and 14% of female offenders), followed by illicit drug offences (16% of male offenders and 14% of female offenders). Female offenders had a higher proportion than males who were proceeded against for fraud and deception (5% compared to 3%).
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