4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
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VICTIMS OF CRIME, STATES AND TERRITORIES

INTRODUCTION

This section presents state and territory statistics about incidents of victimisation for a selected range of offences that came to the attention of state and territory police during the period 1 January to 31 December 2014. Assault statistics for selected states and territories are presented separately in the section titled 'Victims of Assault, selected states and territories.'

The statistics presented in this section are drawn from the following Data Cubes:
  • Victims of Crime, Selected characteristics, states and territories (Tables 6-10); and
  • Victims of Crime, Relationship of offender to victim, selected states and territories (Tables 11-16).
In Australia, between 2013 and 2014:
  • The number of homicide victims decreased across all states and territories except for Victoria (increase of 29% or 24 victims) and Queensland (increase of 23% or 21 victims);
  • Sexual assault victims increased across all states and territories except for the Australian Capital Territory (decrease of 23% or 54 victims);
  • The number of kidnapping/abduction victims decreased or was steady for most states and territories, with Queensland showing the largest decrease of 43% or 23 victims;
  • The number of robbery victims decreased or was steady across all states and territories except for Northern Territory (increase 17% or 16 victims);
  • Blackmail/extortion victims increased across most states and territories, although Victoria declined by 11% (19 victims);
  • The number of unlawful entry with intent victims decreased across all states and territories except the Northern Territory (increase of 7.4% or 230 victims), Tasmania (increase of 7.0% or 243 victims) and the Australian Capital Territory (increase of 7.3% or 152 victims); and
  • The largest proportional increases for other theft victims were in Tasmania (increase of 14% or 857 victims), and the Northern Territory (increase of 10% or 592 victims). The largest proportional decrease was in New South Wales (down 6.4% or 9,451 victims).
Graph Image for VICTIMS, Percentage change for selected offences, By states and territories, 2013 to 2014

Source(s): Recorded Crime - Victims