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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Crime and safety >> Victimisation prevalence rates by State/Territory

In the twelve months to April 2002, The Northern Territory had the highest victimisation prevalence rates for break-in and attempted break-in (19.5% of households were victims of break-in/attempted break-in), followed by Western Australia (9.6% of households), Queensland (8.0%) and New South Wales (7.9%). Victoria had the lowest prevalence rates for these crimes (5.3% of households).

Rates for motor vehicle theft were highest in the Northern Territory (2.5% of households) and the Australian Capital Territory (2.3%), and lowest in Western Australia (1.0%).

Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory generally had high prevalence rates for personal crimes. Approximately 7.8% of persons aged 15 years and over experienced at least one assault in the 12 months prior to April 2002 in the Northern Territory, as did 5.8% of people in the Australian Capital Territory. Queensland had the lowest prevalence rate for assault with 4.4% of persons indicating they had been victims of at least one assault.


VICTIMISATION PREVALENCE RATES - 12 Months to April 2002

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Households
Break-in
5.0
3.4
5.0
4.5
6.2
5.2
*13.5
*4.4
4.7
Attempted break-in
3.7
2.2
3.8
3.0
4.4
*3.3
*9.5
*3.8
3.4
Break-in/attempted break in(a)
7.9
5.3
8.0
6.7
9.6
7.8
19.5
7.4
7.4
Motor vehicle theft
2.1
2.0
1.3
1.8
1.0
*1.6
**2.5
*2.3
1.8

Persons
Robbery(b)
1.0
0.5
0.3
*0.5
0.6
**0.3
**0.1
**0.2
0.6
Assault(b)
4.8
4.7
4.4
4.5
5.1
5.0
7.8
5.8
4.7
Sexual assault(c)
0.3
*0.2
*0.3
**0.1
*0.2
**0.3
**0.2
**0.2
0.2

* 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
(a) Break-in/attempted break-in includes households that were victims of either a break-in or an attempted break-in, or both.
(b) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(c) Persons aged 18 years and over.

Source: Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0).


These statistics relate to a Tasmania Together benchmark.

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