4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2011  
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SEX AND AGE

In New South Wales, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, males were more likely than females to be victims of assault.

In New South Wales, 55% (39,307) of assault victims were male and 45% (31,760) of assault victims were female.

In South Australia, 53% (8,577) of assault victims were male and 47% (7,666) of assault victims were female.

In the Australian Capital Territory, 57% (1,263) of assault victims were male and 43% (958) of assault victims were female.

In contrast, in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, females were more likely to be victims of assault compared to male victims of assault.

In Western Australia, 51% (10,968) of assault victims were female and 49% (10,446) of assault victims were male.

In the Northern Territory, 64% (4,314) of assault victims were female and 35% (2,322) of assault victims were male.

      In all the selected states and territories, for both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years. For this age group, the respective state and territory proportions are as follows:
      • In New South Wales, 23% (8,977) of all assault victims were male and 24% (7,549) were female.
      • In South Australia, 24% (2,083) of all assault victims were male and 27% (2,039) were female.
      • In Western Australia, 25% (2,601) of all assault victims were male and 28% (3,081) were female.
      • In the Northern Territory, 28% (643) of all assault victims were male and 31% (1,331) were female; and
      • In the Australian Capital Territory, 25% (317) of all assault victims were male and 22% (214) were female.


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