Personal crime in the Crime Victimisation Survey refers to crimes, or offences, that were committed against a person directly, which caused or threatened harm to their physical self.
As diagram 2 shows, the types of personal crime included in the Crime Victimisation Survey are physical assault, threatened assault (including face-to-face and non face-to-face threatened assault), robbery (including attempts), and sexual assault (including attempts). Information about experiences of physical assault, threatened assault and robbery is collected for people aged 15 years and over and information about sexual assault is collected for people aged 18 years and over.
Diagram 2: Types of personal crime included in the Crime Victimisation Survey
This page last updated 16 February 2015