4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014   
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SEXUAL ASSAULT

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.

Graph Image for SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS, Sex by age, Australia, 2013

Footnote(s): (a) Includes victims for whom sex was unspecified.

Source(s): SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS, Sex by age, Australia, 2013-Sexual assault by age