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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2010   
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WEAPON USE

In 2009, a weapon was used in 77% of attempted murders, 66% of murders and 43% of robberies (Table 2.6). A knife was the most common type of weapon used in committing these offences: 37% of attempted murder victims; 36% of murder victims; and 19% of robbery victims were subjected to an offence involving a knife. A firearm was involved in 18% of attempted murders, 12% of murders and 7% of robbery offences. A high proportion of sexual assault offences (98%), kidnapping/abduction offences (83%) and over half of robbery offences (57%) committed did not involve the use of a weapon.

VICTIMS(a), Weapon used in commission of offence
Graph: VICTIMS(a), Weapon used in commission of offence






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