Australian Bureau of Statistics
4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2003
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2004
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Property crime figures fall again
For the second consecutive year (to 2003) the number of recorded property crimes fell in Australia, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Comparing 2003 with 2002, decreases were recorded in the following property offences:
Most other offence categories also recorded decreases in 2003 including attempted murder (down 12%), and murder (down 5%). In particular, the number of recorded assault victims decreased for the first time since 1995 (a decrease of 1% since 2002).
Other findings for 2003 include:
Further information is in Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 4510.0).
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