This document was added or updated on 31/03/2016.
There was a 3.3% increase in the number of sexual assault victims in Australia, from 20,025 in 2013 to a five year high of 20,677 in 2014.
In Australia during 2014:
- The sexual assault victimisation rate increased to a five year high of 88 victims per 100,000 persons;
- The majority of sexual assault victims (83% or 17,072 victims) were female;
- Persons aged 19 years and under accounted for 60% (12,446 victims) of all victims of sexual assault;
- Over a quarter (29% or 1,014 victims) of male sexual assault victims were aged 0-9 years;
- Over two-thirds (68% or 14,105 victims) of sexual assaults occurred at a residential location; and
- 41% of all sexual assault investigations (8,507 victims) were finalised by police within 30 days.