4526.5.55.001 - Home Safety and Security, Western Australia, Oct 2004
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2005
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One in Twenty WA Households Victims of Break-ins: ABS
One in twenty (5%) Western Australian households had been a victim of a break-in or an attempted break-in during the 12 months prior to October 2004, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics survey released today.
The Home Safety and Security survey also found that more than one-quarter (26%) of these households had been a victim of either a break-in, or an attempted break-in, more than once.
Less than half of Western Australian households had deadlocks (42%) or security screens (45%) on all of their external doors at the time of the survey. Just over one-quarter (27%) of households had a security/burglar alarm installed.
An estimated four out of every 10 break-ins or attempted break-ins occurred during a weekday in daylight. The survey also found:
An estimated seven in 10 Western Australian households had working smoke alarms installed in October 2004. Publicly rented households were more likely (90%) to have working smoke alarms installed than other households (69%).
Other information on smoke alarms includes:
Further information is available in Home Safety and Security, Western Australia (cat. no. 4526.5.55.001).
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