4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/07/2015   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

KIDNAPPING AND ABDUCTION

There was a 7.7% decrease in the number of kidnapping/abduction victims in Australia, from 596 in 2013 to a five year low of 550 in 2014.

In Australia during 2014:

  • The kidnapping/abduction victimisation rate decreased to a five year low of 2.3 victims per 100,000 persons;
  • The decrease in the number of kidnapping/abduction victims was largest for persons aged between 10 and 14 years (down 47% or 51 victims from 2013);
  • Females accounted for a slightly larger proportion of all kidnapping/abduction victims (57% or 315 victims);
  • Private dwellings were the most common location for kidnapping/abduction to occur (39% or 214 victims); and
  • Just over half (51%) of all kidnapping/abduction investigations (280 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.