1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
   Page tools: Print Print Page


Victims of assault - whether born overseas - 2008-09
Graph Image for Victims of assault - whether born overseas - 2008-09

Footnote(s): (a) Includes both face-to-face and non face-to-face incidents.

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


Evidence of migrants' experience of crime in Australia is difficult to collect and to analyse, particularly where specific ethnic groups account for a small proportion of the total population (ABS 2008a). Also, migrants are not a homogenous group, hence general observations about Australia's migrant population may mask differences between specific ethnic groups.

People born overseas have lower victimisation rates for assault than people born in Australia. In 2008-09, the victimisation rate for people born overseas was 1.7% for physical assault and 2.9% for threatened assault. For people born in Australia, the victimisation rate was 3.6% for physical assault and 4.8% for threatened assault.


  • Crime glossary
  • Crime references

    Previous Page | Next Page