4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014   
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KIDNAPPING AND ABDUCTION

There was a 5.8% decrease in the number of kidnapping/abduction victims in Australia, from 638 in 2012 to a four year low of 601 in 2013. In Australia:

The kidnapping/abduction victimisation rate decreased to a four year low of 2.6 victims per 100,000 persons;

Females accounted for a slightly larger proportion of all kidnapping/abduction victims (57% or 344 victims);

Nearly one in three victims of kidnapping/abduction (32% or 191 victims) was aged 14 years or under;

Street/footpath was the most common location for kidnapping/abduction to occur (43% or 258 victims); and

45% of all kidnapping/abduction investigations (268 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.