4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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SEX AND AGE

In 2012, victims of assault were more likely to be male than female across most of the selected states and territories, with the exception of the Northern Territory and Western Australia:
  • In New South Wales, 55% (37,711) of recorded victims of assault were male; 45% (30,933) were female.
  • In South Australia, 52% (7,869) of recorded victims of assault were male; 48% (7,291) were female.
  • In Western Australia, 47% (10,874) of recorded victims of assault were male; 52% (12,063) were female.
  • In the Northern Territory, 36% (2,548) of recorded victims of assault were male; 63% (4,486) were female.
  • In the Australian Capital Territory, 58% (1,160) of recorded victims of assault were male; 42% (830) were female.

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF ASSAULT, Selected states and territories by sex


In 2012, the highest proportion of victims of assault were aged between 25 and 34 years. This was consistent across all selected states and territories for both the male and female populations:
  • In New South Wales, 24% (8,887) of male victims and 25% (7,584) of female victims, were aged between 25 and 34 years.
  • In South Australia, 25% (1,964) of male victims and 27% (1,999) of female victims, were aged between 25 to 34 years.
  • In Western Australia, 26% (2,830) of male victims and 29% (3,480) of female victims, were aged between 25 to 34 years.
  • In the Northern Territory, 29% (729) of male victims and 31% (1,402) of female victims, were aged between 25 to 34 years; and
  • In the Australian Capital Territory, 24% (282) of male victims and 24% (202) of female victims, were aged between 25 to 34 years.

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF ASSAULT, Selected states and territories by age group



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