4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/07/2015   
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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.

VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Proportion of victims by sex by age, 2014