Households and individuals in Tasmania are victims of a diverse range of crimes. Those more serious crimes that affect the largest number of people are household break-in, motor vehicle theft and assault (including sexual assault).
In the 12 months prior to April 2002, 7.7% of households in Tasmania were victims of a break-in or attempted break-in, or both: 5.2% of households had at least one break-in to their home, garage or shed and 3.3% found signs of at least one attempted break-in.
An estimated 5.0% of persons aged 15 years and over were victims of assault in the 12 months prior to the survey. An estimated 0.3% of persons (including 0.4% of females) aged 18 years and over were victims of sexual assault in the same time period.
VICTIMS OF HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL CRIME, Tasmania - 12 Months to April 2002
|Type of crime |
|Attempted break-in |
|Motor vehicle theft |
|* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution|
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
na not available
(a) Break-in/ attempted break-in includes households that were victims of either a break-in or an attempted break-in, or both.
(c) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(d) Persons aged 18 years and over. In previous iterations of this survey, data regarding sexual assault was collected from females only.
Source: Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0).