ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This release presents results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) national Crime Victimisation Survey, conducted from July 2011 to June 2012 as part of the ABS Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS). The survey collected data about people’s experiences of crime victimisation for a selected range of personal and household offences. The survey also collected data about whether victims reported these incidents to police, characteristics of victims and the characteristics of the most recent incident they experienced. People's perception of the justice system in Australia, including perceptions of the police, criminal courts and prisons, was collected for the first time. This is the fourth Crime Victimisation Survey conducted by the ABS since it was redesigned in 2008–09. Time series data are included to compare the 2011–12 results with the 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11 surveys.
This publication is comprised of the information presented within each of the tabs. A separate PDF version of this publication has not been produced. All tables are available in spreadsheet format from Downloads. A summary of the main findings from the survey can be found via the Contents. Information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of the results, definitions and interpretation are included in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note, and Glossary. Differences between data items highlighted in the summary of findings are statistically significant (refer to the Significance Testing section of the Technical Note).
COMPARISONS WITH OTHER ABS CRIME SOURCES
The ABS publishes crime data from a range of sources with differing measurement methodologies, and 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 ABS activities in the field of 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.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.