1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
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Victims of selected household crimes(a) - 2008-09
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Footnote(s): (a) Proportion of households that reported a selected household crime in the 12 months prior to interview.

Source(s): ABS Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 4530.0)


Household crimes may affect an individual's or a family's feelings of safety or security and may result in property damage and/or financial loss.

In 2008-09, malicious property damage affected more households than any of the other selected household crimes, with 11.1% of households falling victim to at least one incident. Theft from a motor vehicle was also common with 4.5% of households falling victim to at least one incident.

Households in the Northern Territory were more likely to experience malicious property damage (19.6% of households), theft from a motor vehicle (7.9% of households), other thefts (8.2% of households), attempted break-ins (8.1%), break-ins (7.7%) and motor vehicle thefts (2.0%) than any other state or territory (Endnote 1).


  1. The 2008-09 Crime Victimisation Survey was conducted in both urban and rural areas in all states and territories, but excluded people living in very remote parts of Australia. The exclusion of these people is expected to have only a minor impact on any aggregate estimates that are produced for individual states and territories, except in the Northern Territory where such people account for around 23% of the population.


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