Homicide and related offences - Between 2003 and 2004, Tasmania recorded an increase in the victim rate for homicide and related offences with the rate per 100,000 persons rising from 2.7 to 3.5. In 2004, the Mersey-Lyell Region recorded the highest rate for homicide with 8.3 victims per 100,000 persons, followed by the Northern Region with 2.9 and the Greater Hobart-Southern Region with 1.7.
Robbery - The Tasmanian victim rate for robbery decreased from 28.1 to 26.1 per 100,000 persons between 2003 and 2004. The only region not to report a decrease was the Northern Region. In 2003 and 2004, the victim rates for robbery were highest in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region.
Unlawful entry with intent - Between 2003 and 2004, the rate of unlawful entry with intent for Tasmania decreased from 1,376.1 per 100,000 persons to 1,034.6 per 100,000 persons, reflecting a decrease in all regions. In both years, the highest rate was recorded in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region (1,453.0 and 1,143.5 respectively).
Motor vehicle theft - Victims of motor vehicle theft state-wide decreased from a rate of 454.0 per 100,000 persons in 2003 to 359.0 per 100,000 persons in 2004. Of the three regions, the Greater Hobart-Southern Region recorded the highest victimisation rate for this offence in 2003 and 2004 (613.9 and 551.4 respectively).
Other theft - The Tasmanian victim rate for other theft decreased from 2,537.7 per 100,000 persons in 2003 to 2,288.4 per 100,000 persons in 2004. All regions experienced decreases in the victim rates of this offence over the 2003-04 period, the Northern Region had a 26.6% decrease, followed by the Mersey-Lyell Region with 14.6% and the Greater Hobart-Southern Region with 3.5%.
VICTIMS OF SELECTED OFFENCES(a)(b), Rate (per 100,000 persons): Tasmanian regions
|Homicide and related offences|
|Unlawful entry with intent|
|Motor vehicle theft|
|- nil or rounded to zero.|
|np Not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.|
(a) The definition of a victim varies according to the offence category, a victim can be an individual, an organisation or a motor vehicle, e.g. homicide and related offences the victim is an individual person whereas robbery can be either an individual or an organisation.
(b) Rates have been rounded to one decimal point and minor discrepancies may occur between the sum of individual components and totals.
(c) Based on an estimated resident population of 234,894.
(d) Based on an estimated resident population of 237,597.
(e) Based on an estimated resident population of 135,067.
(f) Based on an estimated resident population of 136,638
(g) Based on an estimated resident population of 107,116.
(h) Based on an estimated resident population of 107,893.
(i) Based on an estimated resident population of 477,077.
(j) Based on an estimated resident population of 482,128.
Source: Department of Police and Public Safety, extracted from the Crime Analysis System July 2005; ABS data available on request, Population by Age and Sex Tasmania collection.
Department of Police and Public Safety Annual Report, Annual Report 2003-04 Annual Report 2004-05