4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/06/2013   
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In 2012, there were 48 victims of homicide recorded in South Australia. Four out of five victims of homicide were male (80%). Among total victims of homicide, 56% (28) knew their offender, with 12% (6) having been victimised by a partner.

Victims of murder accounted for 50% (24) of total homicide victims recorded in South Australia. Among victims of murder, a community area was the most common site of victimisation (44% or 12 victims), followed by a residential location (33% or 9 victims).

There were 1,304 victims of sexual assault recorded in South Australia in 2012. More than four in five victims (86% or 1,121 victims) of sexual assault were female. Among all victims of sexual assault, 27% (346) were victimised by a family member, including 6.2% (123) who were victimised by a partner.

Female victims of sexual assault were more likely than male victims to have been victimised by a stranger (24% or 268 victims compared to 10% or 19 victims).

In South Australia the victimisation rate for sexual assault experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was more than four times the rate of victimisation of non-Indigenous people (319 victims per 100,000 persons compared to 72 victims per 100,000 persons).

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Indigenous status by relationship of offender to victim-South Australia

Footnote(s): (a) Includes 'no offender identified' and 'not stated/inadequately described' (see Glossary). (b) The victim has identified/been identified as neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander. (c) Includes persons with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of 'not stated'.

In 2012, there were 16,435 victims of unlawful entry with intent and 6,489 victims of motor vehicle theft recorded in South Australia. Victims of unlawful entry with intent decreased by 2.9% and victims of motor vehicle theft by 1.9% in South Australia from 2011.

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