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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 866.1 per 100,000 persons in the Northern Region. This was an increase from the 2001 rate of 804.6 and the 2000 rate of 595.1. The rate of sexual assault victims also increased in 2002, with 51.6 victims per 100,000 persons, compared to the 2001 rate of 43.6 and the 2000 rate of 32.3.

The rate of unlawful entry with intent in the Northern Region decreased, with 1,417.0 per 100,000 persons recorded in 2002, compared to 1,541.5 in 2001 and 1,962.6 in 2000.

In 2002, the rate of victims of motor vehicle theft was 415.4 per 100,000 persons. This was a decrease from the 2001 rate of 614.5 and from the 2000 rate of 631.2.


VICTIMS OF SELECTED OFFENCES(a), Northern 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
6
4.5
2
1.5
2
1.5
Attempted murder
1
0.8
7
5.3
-
-
Manslaughter
1
0.8
1
0.8
-
-
Driving causing death
1
0.8
-
-
-
-
Assault
792
595.1
1,071
804.6
1,157
866.1
Sexual assault
43
32.3
58
43.6
69
51.6
Kidnapping/abduction
2
1.5
2
1.5
5
3.7
Robbery
47
35.3
48
36.1
40
29.9
Unlawful entry with intent
2,612
1,962.6
2,052
1,541.5
1,893
1,417.0
Motor vehicle theft
840
631.2
818
614.5
555
415.4
Other theft
3,200
2,404.5
3,690
2,772.0
3,309
2,476.9
Total
7,545
5,669.3
7,668
5,760.4
7,030
5,262.2

- 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 133,086. Figures revised since previous issue in Regional Statistics, Tasmania (cat. no. 1362.6).
(c) Based on an estimated resident population of 133,115.
(d) Based on an estimated resident population of 133,595.

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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