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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Crime and justice >> Victims of crime by selected offences >> Greater Hobart-Southern Region

In 2002, the assault victim rate was 717.2 per 100,000 persons in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. This represented a decrease from the 2001 rate (721.6) and an increase from the 2000 rate (568.1).

The rate of unlawful entry with intent continued to decrease in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, with 1,657.0 per 100,000 persons recorded in 2002, compared to 2,328.2 in 2001 and 2,374.8 in 2000.

In 2002, the rate of victims of motor vehicle theft was 723.6 per 100,000 persons. This was a decrease from the 2001 rate of 1,023.1 and from the 2000 rate of 988.2.


VICTIMS OF SELECTED OFFENCES(a), Greater Hobart-Southern Region
2000(b)
2001(c)
2002(d)
Offence
no.
rate (per 100,000 persons)
no.
rate (per 100,000 persons)
no.
rate (per 100,000 persons)

Murder
1
-
3
1.3
2
0.9
Attempted murder
6
2.6
1
-
-
-
Manslaughter
-
-
1
-
-
-
Assault
1,313
568.1
1,673
721.6
1,669
717.2
Sexual assault
104
45.0
91
39.2
100
43.0
Kidnapping/abduction
8
3.5
7
3.0
2
0.9
Robbery
103
44.6
120
51.8
81
34.8
Blackmail/extortion
1
0.4
1
0.4
-
-
Unlawful entry with intent
5,489
2,374.8
5,398
2,328.2
3,856
1,657.0
Motor vehicle theft
2,284
988.2
2,372
1,023.1
1,684
723.6
Other theft
7,112
3,077.0
7,150
3,083.8
6,820
2,930.6
Total
16,421
7,104.5
16,817
7,253.3
14,214
6,108.0

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Rates have been rounded to one decimal point and minor discrepancies may occur between the sum of individual components and totals.
(b) Based on an estimated resident population of 231,135. Figures revised since previous issue in Regional Statistics, Tasmania (cat. no. 1362.6).
(c) Based on an estimated resident population of 231,854.
(d) Based on an estimated resident population of 232,713.

Source: Department of Police and Public Safety, extracted from the Crime Analysis System on 3 April 2003; ABS data available on request, Population by Age and Sex Tasmania collection.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Tasmania Police Annual Report 2001-2002.


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