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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2011  
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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER VICTIMS

In 2011, 6.8% (4,864) of victims of assault in New South Wales identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons accounted for 4.4% (1,728) of male assault victims and 9.9% (3,133) of female assault victims.

In 2011, 12% (1,887) of victims of assault in South Australia identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons accounted for 6.2% (535) of male assault victims and 18% (1,352) of female assault victims.

In 2011, 68% (4,546) of victims of assault in the Northern Territory identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, with 44% (1,017) of male assault victims identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin and 82% (3,529) of female assault victims.


    Male and female victims of assault who identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin experienced victimisation at a higher rate in New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory than male and female victims who identified as being non-Indigenous.
    Male victims who identified as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin experienced incidents of assault:
    • more than twice the rate of male victims who were non-Indigenous in New South Wales (2,051 per 100,000 compared to 997 per 100,000);
    • three and a half times the rate of male victims who were non-Indigenous in South Australia (3,497 per 100,000 compared to 975 per 100,000); and
    • more than twice the rate of male victims who were non-Indigenous in the Northern Territory (2,955 per 100,000 compared to 1,337 per 100,000).
    Female victims who identified as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin experienced incidents of assault:
    • almost five times the rate of female victims who were non-Indigenous in New South Wales (3,707 per 100,000 compared to 742 per 100,000);
    • more than 11 times the rate of female victims who were non-Indigenous in South Australia (8,588 per 100,000 compared to 750 per 100,000); and
    • more than 11 and a half times the rate of female victims who were non-Indigenous in the Northern Territory (9,770 per 100,000 compared to 837 per 100,000).

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