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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Contents >> Victims of crime, Australia >> Location of offence


A residential location was the most common location reported for victims of the following offences:
    • murder (62% or 157 victims);
    • sexual assault (64% or 11,697 victims);
    • unlawful entry with intent (71% or 151,919 victims); and
    • motor vehicle theft (45% or 26,538 victims).

People were most likely to be victims of robbery and kidnapping and abduction in a community location such as on a street or footpath (both at 39%). Other theft offences were most likely to be recorded in a retail location (34% or 171,753 victims).

Graph Image for VICTIMS(a), Selected offences by location

Footnote(s): (a) The definition of a victim varies according to the category of offence. Includes all victim types. (b) Western Australia sexual assault figures may be understated (see Explanatory Notes paragraph 73). (c) Counts for New South Wales may be slightly inflated (see Explanatory Notes paragraph 59). (d) The offences included in other theft can vary between states and territories. (e) Includes all other locations and unspecified locations.

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