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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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In 2002, the assault victim rate was 762.1 per 100,000 persons in the Mersey-Lyell Region. This was an increase from the 2001 rate of 696.5 and the 2000 rate of 570.9. The rate of sexual assault victims also increased in 2002, with 68.6 victims per 100,000 persons, compared to the 2001 rate of 53.4 and the 2000 rate of 43.8.

The rate of unlawful entry with intent in the Mersey-Lyell Region decreased, with 1,560.8 victims per 100,000 persons recorded in 2002, compared to 1,691.5 in 2001 and 1,791.1 in 2000.


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

Murder
-
-
3
2.8
3
2.8
Attempted murder
-
-
4
3.7
3
2.8
Manslaughter
-
-
-
-
1
0.9
Assault
613
570.9
744
696.5
811
762.1
Sexual assault
47
43.8
57
53.4
73
68.6
Kidnapping/abduction
-
-
2
1.9
1
0.9
Robbery
21
19.6
23
21.5
16
15.0
Blackmail/extortion
1
0.9
-
-
-
-
Unlawful entry with intent
1,923
1,791.1
1,807
1,691.5
1,661
1,560.8
Motor vehicle theft
243
226.3
273
255.6
255
239.6
Other theft
2,628
2,447.7
2,595
2,429.2
2,919
2,743.0
Total
5,476
5,100.4
5,508
5,156.0
5,743
5,396.7

- 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 107,365. Figures revised since previous issue in Regional Statistics, Tasmania (cat. no. 1362.6).
(c) Based on an estimated resident population of 106,826.
(d) Based on an estimated resident population of 106,417.

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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