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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BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION

There was a 17% increase in the number of blackmail/extortion victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 446 in 2012 to a four year high of 521 in 2013. In Australia:

37% of all blackmail/extortion investigations (192 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.

Of total blackmail/extortion victims, 92% (478) were person victims, and of these:

Just over seven in ten victims (71% or 338) were male; and

Persons aged 25 to 34 years accounted for the largest proportion of blackmail/extortion victims (24% or 112 victims).