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1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/02/2012  Final
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CRIME VICTIMISATION

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In NSW in the 12 months prior to interview in 2010-11 there were:
  • 164,400 victims of physical assault, a victimisation rate of 2.8%
  • 223,600 victims of malicious property damage, a victimisation rate of 8.2%, and a fall from 10.8% in the 2008-09 survey
  • 76,800 victims of thefts from motor vehicles, a victimisation rate of 2.8% and a drop from 3.9% in the 2008-09 survey.

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What is the crime victimisation rate?

The victimisation rate is defined as the total number of victims of a crime in a given population expressed as a percentage of that population.

A victim may be a person or a household reporting at least one of the crimes surveyed. Victims were counted once only for each type of crime, regardless of the number of incidents of that type.

These statistics are derived from information collected in the ABS Multipurpose Household Survey.

The Survey covered only selected types of personal and household crimes. Personal crimes included physical assault, threatened assault, robbery and sexual assault. Household crimes included break-ins, attempted break-ins, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle, malicious property damage and other theft.

Information collected in the Survey was 'as reported' by respondents and hence may differ from that which might be obtained from other sources or via other methodologies.


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