1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/04/2001   
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MEDIA RELEASE

April 10, 2001
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
35/2001


Media Diary Alert... Media Diary Alert... Media Diary Alert...

Attention Chiefs of Staff, News Editors
WA Crime and Safety Statistics released tomorrow


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release information from the 2000 WA Crime and Safety Survey tomorrow as a feature article in WA Statistical Indicators March 2001 (cat. no. 1367.5).

The article contains information about selected crimes - household break-ins, attempted break-ins, motor vehicle theft, personal robberies, assaults - information on the reporting rates of crime to the police and public perceptions of crime and public nuisance problems in their neighbourhood.

Members of the media who would like a copy of the publication for reporting purposes should email client.services@abs.gov.au

A media release will be posted on the ABS website at 11.30 am Canberra time, www.abs.gov.au.