4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration
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The number of victims of burglary recorded by police reached a nine year low in 2018, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
ABS Director of Crime and Justice Statistics, William Milne, said Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2018 showed there were almost 170,000 victims of burglary recorded by police in 2018.
“The number of burglaries nationally has decreased by over 20 per cent, from a peak of 215,000 in 2012,” Mr Milne said.
Five states and territories recorded decreases since 2017:
“The majority of burglaries took place at a residential location (just over 70 per cent); the second most common location was a retail premises (10 per cent),” Mr Milne said.
Further information can be found in Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2018 (cat. no. 4510.0) available for free download from the ABS website: https://www.abs.gov.au/.
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