4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/07/2015   
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MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

There was a 4.4% decrease in the number of victims of motor vehicle theft in Australia, from 52,508 in 2013 to a five year low of 50,186 in 2014.

In Australia during 2014:

  • The most common location in which motor vehicle theft occurred was an outbuilding or residential land (46% or 22,872 victims); and
  • 17% of all motor vehicle theft investigations (8,594 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.