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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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RECORDED CRIME - VICTIMS

  • In 2009, the number of crime victims recorded by the Western Australia Police decreased for most offences including Homicide and related offences; Sexual assault; Robbery; Unlawful entry with intent; Motor vehicle theft; and Other theft.
  • The single exception was Assault for which the number of victims increased in 2009.
  • For less common offences such as Kidnapping/abduction and Blackmail/extortion, the number of victims decreased slightly or remained similar to the 2008 level.

VICTIMS(a), Selected offences - Western Australia

2009
2008
2007
no.
no.
no.

Homicide and related offences
30
41
43
Assault
21 936
21 142
21 441
Sexual assault
1 667
1 834
1 990
Kidnapping/abduction
25
29
36
Robbery
1 589
1 686
1 849
Blackmail/extortion
98
99
102
Unlawful entry with intent
33 176
37 973
37 755
Motor vehicle theft
6 460
7 774
7 300
Other theft
70 098
81 278
78 399

(a) The definition of 'Victim' varies according to the category of offence (see Glossary of source publication).
Source: Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4510.0).

  • Among the more common offences, Motor vehicle theft showed the largest proportional decrease, with 17% fewer victims in 2009 than 2008.
  • Significant decreases were also recorded in 2009 for Other theft and Unlawful entry with intent, where the number of victims fell by almost 14% and 13% respectively.
  • The number of Sexual assault victims, after falling almost 8% in 2008, fell by another 9.1% in 2009.
  • For victims of robbery, the number fell a further 5.8% in 2009 after a slightly larger fall in the previous year.
  • In 2009, the number of Assault victims increased by almost 4%.
Victims, Selected Offences - Percentage change 2008 to 2009

Graph: Victims, Selected Offences - Percentage change 2008 to 2009


The link below takes you to the most recent data (2000 to 2009) on selected offences for Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4510.0). Select the Data Cube containing states and territories data (Publication tables 3.1-3.8). Table 5 contains the Western Australian data.

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