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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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SEX AND AGE OF VICTIM

In 2008, more males than females were victims of robbery (74% of victims were male), attempted murder (72%), blackmail/extortion (65%), and murder (61%) (table 2.2). For kidnapping/abduction, more females were victims than males (61%).

VICTIMS(a), Selected offences by sex
Graph: VICTIMS(a), Selected offences by sex


During 2008, 37% (97 victims) of murder victims were aged 45 years and over.

Forty-two percent (326 victims) of kidnapping/abduction victims were aged 0 to 14 years. A further 31% (243 victims) were aged 15 to 24 years.

Just under half (47% or 6,669 victims) of all robbery victims were aged 15 to 24 years, followed by those aged 25 to 34 years at 21% (3,038 victims).

Nearly a third (31% or 126 victims) of blackmail/extortion victims during 2008 were aged 45 years and over.

VICTIMS(a), Selected offences by age group
Graph: VICTIMS(a), Selected offences by age group






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