LOCATION OF OFFENCE
Residential locations were the most likely place of occurrence for murder (63%), attempted murder (57%) and unlawful entry with intent (67%) (table 2.4). For victims of motor vehicle theft, this offence was most likely to have occurred in a community location (46%), followed by a residential location (36%).
Robbery victims were most likely to be subjected to this offence in a community location (60%). Of the total robbery offences occurring in a community location (9,986), more than three quarters (79%) occurred on a street/footpath. The proportion of victims of robbery where the offence occurred in a residential location decreased from 9% in 2007 to 7% in 2008.
More than half of the victims (56%) of kidnapping/abduction were taken from a community location, and a further 29% were taken from a residential location. Other theft mainly occurred in community or retail locations (accounting for 30% each).
These proportions were similar for all offence types during 2007.
Selected offences occurring by selected locations