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§ Victims of Assault, selected states and territories (Tables 23-27);
§ Victims of Crime, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, selected states and territories (Tables 17-22); and
§ Supplementary data cube – Victims of Crime, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, revised ERP (Tables 28-33).
VICTIMS OF ASSAULT
§ The number of recorded victims of assault increased in the Northern Territory (12% to 7,934 victims) and Western Australia (9.5% to 25,306 victims);
§ In the Australian Capital Territory the number of recorded victims of assault decreased by 11% (to 1,809 victims); and
§ In New South Wales and South Australia the number of recorded victims of assault has remained stable since 2012.
§ Persons aged between 25 and 34 years accounted for a larger proportion of assault victims than any other age group;
§ Victims of assault more commonly reported that no weapon was used by the offender;
§ Assault was more likely to have occurred at a residential or community location; and
§ A larger proportion of victims reported knowing the offender.
Footnote(s): (a) Due to differences in recording practices, data for selected states and territories are available (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 35-49). (b) Includes administrative/professional, banking, wholesale, warehousing/storage, manufacturing, agricultural, other location n.e.c., other location n.f.d, and unspecified location.
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