4524.0 - In Focus: Crime and Justice Statistics, July 2012  
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This article explored the connections between experiences of selected personal crimes (threatened or physical violence) and selected households crimes (actual or attempted break-in) with social wellbeing indicators and socio-demographic characteristics. The aim was to illustrate relationships and linkages rather than infer any causation.
Persons that had experienced a selected crime in the 12 months prior to their interview in 2010 tended to have poorer social wellbeing outcomes than persons that had not experienced the selected crimes. However, victims of the selected crimes were more likely to have attended a community event in the six months prior to interview, and to have more frequent contact with family and close friends. Varied social wellbeing outcomes were experienced by respondents with different socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, equivalised household income, and household composition. People who had experienced victimisation were more likely to have poorer social wellbeing outcomes on the majority of the indicators examined, particularly when living in lower income households, and single adult households (one parent families and lone person households).

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