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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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YOUTH

In this publication youth are defined as victims aged 0 to 19 years of age. For the offences of sexual assault and kidnapping/abduction, young persons aged 19 years or less had victimisation rates above those for the total population. For sexual assault, the highest victimisation rates were recorded for males and females aged 10 to 14 years: 108 male victims per 100,000 males aged 10 to 14 years (compared with 26 male victims per 100,000 males); and 579 female victims per 100,000 females aged 10 to 14 years (compared with 144 female victims per 100,000 females). For both male and females, these rates were more than four times higher than the overall male and female victimisation rates.

SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMISATION(a), Sex by selected age groups
Graph: SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMISATION(a), Sex by selected age groups


For youth victims, males aged 15 to 19 recorded a victimisation rate for robbery of 346 victims per 100,000 males aged 15 to 19 years; the overall rate for males was 90 victims per 100,000 males. For females, there were 84 victims of robbery per 100,000 females aged 15 to 19 years, compared with 28 victims per 100,000 females.

As with sexual assault, the highest victimisation rate for kidnapping/abduction was recorded for those aged 10 to 14 years. There were 7 male victims per 100,000 males aged 10 to 14 years (compared with an overall rate of 2 male victims per 100,000 males), and 12 female victims per 100,000 females aged 10 to 14 years (compared with an overall rate of 3 female victims per 100,000 females).





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