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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Crime and justice >> Victims of crime by age and sex

The age and sex breakdowns of victims of crime in Tasmania for 2002 show that 58.0% of assault victims and 59.5% of individual robbery victims were male, while 84.3% of sexual assault victims were female.

In 2002, all three Regions recorded proportions of male victims of assault similar to the Tasmanian proportion, with the Greater Hobart-Southern recording 58.6%, the Northern Region 58.1% and Mersey-Lyell 58.1%.The Mersey-Lyell Region recorded the highest proportion of individual robbery victims who were male, recording 75.0%, compared to 62.5% in the Northern Region and 54.1% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region recorded the highest proportion of sexual assault victims who were female, with 89.0%, compared to 84.3% in Mersey-Lyell and 79.7% in the Northern Region.

For all three Regions the numbers of both male and female victims of assault were highest in the 25-34 years age group. Female victims of sexual assault were most numerous in the 20-24 years age group in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, compared to the 15-19 years age group in the Northern and Mersey-Lyell Regions.


VICTIMS OF SELECTED OFFENCES, By sex and age: Tasmanian regions - 2002
Assault
Sexual assault
Robbery
Age (years)
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Greater Hobart-Southern
0-9
13
15
29
5
14
19
-
-
-
10-14
45
25
70
1
16
17
4
1
5
15-19
123
95
218
-
14
14
12
4
16
20-24
142
119
262
-
18
18
3
5
8
25-34
250
167
418
1
11
12
6
9
15
35-44
140
117
257
2
8
10
2
3
5
45-54
75
37
113
-
1
1
8
2
10
55-64
27
20
47
-
4
4
3
3
6
65 and over
11
7
18
-
-
-
1
6
7
Not specified
152
35
237
1
3
5
1
-
1
Total
978
637
1,669(a)
10
89
100(a)
40
33
73(a)

Northern
0-9
4
8
12
4
8
12
-
-
-
10-14
24
25
49
3
10
13
2
-
2
15-19
81
69
151
2
17
20
4
2
6
20-24
103
61
164
1
5
6
2
2
4
25-34
159
106
268
3
5
8
5
1
6
35-44
82
84
166
-
6
6
2
2
4
45-54
57
27
84
-
2
2
2
4
6
55-64
19
14
33
-
-
-
1
1
2
65 and over
6
1
7
-
-
-
1
-
1
Not specified
127
40
223
-
2
2
1
-
1
Total
662
435
1,157(a)
13
55
69(a)
20
12
32(a)

Mersey-Lyell
0-9
7
5
12
4
11
15
-
-
-
10-14
23
24
47
2
10
12
1
-
1
15-19
73
48
121
1
13
14
2
-
2
20-24
50
59
110
4
10
14
1
-
1
25-34
105
70
175
1
12
13
1
2
3
35-44
72
43
115
1
4
5
2
1
3
45-54
34
20
54
-
-
-
2
-
2
55-64
10
6
16
-
-
-
1
-
1
65 and over
5
-
5
-
-
-
-
1
1
Not specified
92
27
156
-
-
-
2
-
2
Total
471
302
811(a)
13
60
73(a)
12
4
16(a)

Tasmania
0-9
24
28
53
13
33
46
-
-
-
10-14
92
74
166
6
36
42
7
1
8
15-19
277
212
490
3
44
48
18
6
24
20-24
295
239
536
5
33
38
6
7
13
25-34
514
343
861
5
28
33
12
12
24
35-44
294
244
538
3
18
21
6
6
12
45-54
166
84
251
-
3
3
12
6
18
55-64
56
40
96
-
4
4
5
4
9
65 and over
22
8
30
-
-
-
2
7
9
Not specified
371
102
616
1
5
7
4
-
4
Total
2,111
1,374
3,637(a)
36
204
242(a)
72
49
121(a)

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Totals include victims whose age and sex were not specified. Consequently there may be minor discrepancies between individual components and totals.

Source: Department of Police and Public Safety, extracted from the Crime Analysis System on 3 April 2003.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Tasmania Police Annual Report 2001-2002

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