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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ROBBERY

There was an 11% decrease in the number of robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 13,163 in 2012 to a four year low of 11,698 in 2013. In Australia:

Street/footpath was the most common location for robbery to occur (39% or 4,612 victims);

Of weapons used in robbery, a knife was the most common (46% or 2,595 victims); and

35% of all robbery investigations (4,122 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.

Of total robbery victims, 81% (9,448) were person victims, and of these:

72% (6,788 victims) were male; and

Persons aged between 25 and 34 years accounted for the largest proportion (25% or 2,407 victims).


Armed robbery

There was a 9.6% decrease in the number of armed robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 6,226 in 2012 to a four year low of 5,628 in 2013. In Australia:

38% of all armed robbery investigations (2,133 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.

Of total armed robbery victims, 68% (3,835) were person victims, and of these:

Just over three in four victims (77% or 2,942 victims) were male; and

Persons aged between 25 and 34 years accounted for the largest proportion of armed robbery victims (26% or 1,013).


Unarmed robbery

There was a 13% decrease in the number of unarmed robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 6,937 in 2012 to a four year low of 6,070 in 2013. In Australia:

33% of all unarmed robbery investigations (1,989 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.

Of total unarmed robbery victims, 93% (5,613) were person victims, and of these:

Just over two in three victims (69% or 3,846 victims) were male; and

Persons aged 25 to 34 years of age accounted for the largest proportion of unarmed robbery victims (25% or 1,394 victims).