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BREAK-IN AND ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN Endnote 1
Prevalence and reporting rate for 2012-13 (see Data cube 1, Table 1)
An estimated 239,700 Australian households (2.7% of all households) experienced at least one break-in during the 12 months prior to interview in 2012–13. Just over three-quarters of households that experienced break-in (78%) reported the most recent incident to the police.
Characteristics of break-in incidents (see Data cube 4, Table 17)
This section discusses characteristics of households' most recent incident of break-in in the 12 months prior to interview.
In the most recent incident of break-in experienced by households:
What is an attempted break-in?
For this survey, attempted break-in is defined as an incident where an attempt was made to forcibly enter a home.
Attempted break-in includes:
Attempted break-in excludes:
Prevalence and reporting rate (see Data cube 1, Table 1)
In the 12 months prior to interview in 2012–13, an estimated 171,000 Australian households (1.9% of all households) experienced at least one incident of attempted break-in. Under half (43%) of households reported the most recent incident of attempted break-in to police.
Characteristics of attempted break-in incidents (see Data cube 4, Table 18)
This section discusses characteristics of the most recent incident for households that were victims of attempted break-in during the 12 months prior to interview.
In the most recent incident of attempted break-in experienced by households:
1 All comparisons discussed have been tested for statistical significance with a 95% level of confidence that there is a real difference between the two populations being tested. Only data with a relative standard error (RSE) of less than 25% is referred to in the text of this publication. For further information, refer to the Technical Note.
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