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Topics @ a Glance - Crime Victimisation in my state

Estimated number of victims (a) and victimisation rates (b) for selected types of crime in Australia, by State, 2011-12

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* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 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) A victim is a person or household who has experienced at least one incident of a selected type of crime within 12 months prior to the interview in 2011-12. A victim may experience more than one incident of a type of crime, but is only counted once for each type of crime experienced.
(b) The total number of victims of a crime in a given population expressed as a percentage of that population.
(c) Persons aged 18 years and over only.
(d) Includes other types of theft not covered by the other types of crime, for example theft of property from a yard, or theft of property belonging to someone in the household from someone else's house or motor vehicle.
(e) Excludes people living in Indigenous Communities in very remote parts of Australia. See scope and coverage section of the Explanatory notes.

Source: Crime Victimisation, Australia 2011-12, cat. no. 4530.0, ABS, Canberra

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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