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There was a 7.6% increase in the number of sexual assault victims in Australia, from 18,494 in 2012 to a four year high of 19,907 in 2013. In Australia:
§ The sexual assault victimisation rate increased to a four year high of 86.1 victims per 100,000 persons in 2013;
§ The majority of sexual assault victims (84% or 16,655 victims) were female;
§ Persons aged 19 years and under accounted for 63% (12,550 victims) of all victims of sexual assault;
§ Two-thirds (67% or 13,270 victims) of sexual assaults occurred in a residential location; and
§ 38% of all sexual assault investigations (7,549 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.
Footnote(s): (a) Includes victims for whom sex was unspecified.
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