Footnote(s): (a) Year ending 30 June.
(b) Proportion of people aged 15 years and over who reported experiencing a physical or threatened assault in the 12 months prior to interview.
(c) Proportion of households who reported experiencing a break-in in the 12 months prior to interview.
Source(s): ABS Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2010-11 (cat. no. 4530.0)
Crime in its many forms can impact the wellbeing of not only victims, but also their families, friends and the wider community. It has the potential to inflict financial, physical, emotional and psychological suffering upon those most directly affected. Fear of crime can affect people by restricting community engagement, reducing levels of trust and impacting on social cohesion. Crime is also costly on a wider scale in terms of the provision of law enforcement, legal and corrective services.
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