Australian Bureau of Statistics
4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/02/2014
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
Previous issues of this publication included an estimate of the total number of incidents for each selected crime type. Analysis of data quality from the 2008-09 to the 2011-12 Crime Victimisation Surveys found that this data, when used as an aggregate-level estimate (i.e. total number of incidents), is subject to a large degree of annual variability due to sample and non-sample error, which limits its usefulness as an indicator of change in incidence from year to year. The 2012-13 publication presents data relating to the number of incidents of each offence type experienced by respondents as an indicator of multiple victimisation. When presented in this way as a categorical person characteristic, repeat victimisation can assist users to understand how people's experiences of particular types of crime differ.
There has been no change to the questionnaire.
COMPARISONS WITH OTHER ABS CRIME SOURCES
The ABS publishes data about crime victimisation from a range of sources with differing measurement methodologies; this can produce different estimates. As such, caution should be exercised when making comparisons with other sources. For more information, see the Data Comparability section in the Explanatory Notes. Information about other sources of ABS crime and justice statistics is available from the Crime and Justice Topics @ a Glance web page.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the published total. Published percentages are calculated prior to rounding and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these percentages and those that could be calculated from the rounded figures.
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This page last updated 16 February 2015