4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
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ROBBERY

There was a 16% decrease in the number of robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 11,711 in 2013 to a five year low of 9,886 in 2014.

In Australia during 2014:
  • Street/footpath was the most common location for robbery to occur (37% or 3,707 victims);
  • Of weapons used in robbery, a knife was the most common (48% or 2,312 victims); and
  • 38% of all robbery investigations (3,726 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.
Of total robbery victims, 82% (8,130 victims) were persons, and of these:
  • 72% (5,864 victims) were male; and
  • Persons aged between 25 and 34 years accounted for the largest proportion (24% or 1,932 victims).
ARMED ROBBERY

There was a 14% decrease in the number of armed robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 5,631 in 2013 to a five year low of 4,855 in 2014. Of total armed robbery victims, 72% (3,505 victims) were persons, and of these:
  • Just over three in four victims (76% or 2,679 victims) were male; and
  • Persons aged between 25 and 34 years accounted for the largest proportion of armed robbery victims (26% or 896 victims).
UNARMED ROBBERY

There was a 17% decrease in the number of unarmed robbery victims (both person and non-person victims) in Australia, from 6,076 in 2013 to a five year low of 5,033 in 2014. Of total unarmed robbery victims, 92% (4,627 victims) were persons, and of these:
  • Just over two in three victims (69% or 3,187 victims) were male; and
  • Persons aged 25 to 34 years of age accounted for the largest proportion of unarmed robbery victims (22% or 1,033 victims).
Graph Image for VICTIMS OF ROBBERY, 2010 to 2014

Source(s): Recorded Crime - Victims