1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Crime and safety >> Crimes affecting households and persons

Households and individuals in Tasmania are victims of a diverse range of crimes. Those more serious crimes that affect the largest number of people are household break-in, motor vehicle theft and assault (including sexual assault).

In the 12 months prior to April 2002, 7.7% of households in Tasmania were victims of a break-in or attempted break-in, or both: 5.2% of households had at least one break-in to their home, garage or shed and 3.3% found signs of at least one attempted break-in.

An estimated 5.0% of persons aged 15 years and over were victims of assault in the 12 months prior to the survey. An estimated 0.3% of persons (including 0.4% of females) aged 18 years and over were victims of sexual assault in the same time period.


VICTIMS OF HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL CRIME, Tasmania - 12 Months to April 2002

Victimisation
prevalence rate


Victims
Relevant
populations

1993

1998

2002
Type of crime

'000

'000

%

%

%

Break-in
9.9
(b)190.0
4.0
5.0
5.2
Attempted break-in
*6.2
(b)190.0
2.0
3.6
*3.3
Break-in/attempted break-in(a)
14.7
(b)190.0
5.6
8.1
7.8
Motor vehicle theft
*3.0
(b)190.0
1.0
*1.4
*1.6
Assault
18.2
(c)365.8
na
5.1
5.0
Sexual assault
**0.9
(d)346.7
na
na
**0.3

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
na not available
(a) Break-in/ attempted break-in includes households that were victims of either a break-in or an attempted break-in, or both.
(b) Households.
(c) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(d) Persons aged 18 years and over. In previous iterations of this survey, data regarding sexual assault was collected from females only.


Source: Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0).


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