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VICTIMS OF ASSAULT - QUEENSLAND
Weapon use and Location of offence
Assault victims in Queensland were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (82%), than with a weapon (18%.). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (43% or 5,061 victims), followed by residential locations (32% or 3,770 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (53% or 4,153 victims), followed by community areas (31% or 2,380 victims).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims
In 2010, 13% of victims of assault in Queensland identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons accounted for 7% (820) of male assault victims, compared to 21% (1,629) of female assault victims.