4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2017 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2018   
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NORTHERN TERRITORY

HOMICIDE AND RELATED OFFENCES

There were 8 victims of Homicide and related offences recorded in the Northern Territory in 2017, all of whom were identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. (Table 16)


ASSAULT

The number of victims of Assault recorded in the Northern Territory increased by 13% (or 871 victims), from 6,832 victims in 2016 to 7,703 victims in 2017.

The majority (63%) of these victims were female (4,836 victims). Victims aged between 25 and 34 years comprised 31% of total Assault victims recorded in the Northern Territory during 2017 (2,383 victims). (Tables 6 and 7)

Graph Image for VICTIMS OF ASSAULT, Proportion by age, Northern Territory, 2017

Source(s): Recorded Crime – Victims


Nearly three out of four (73%) victims of Assault knew the offender (5,595 victims) and 49% of victims reported that the offender was a family member (3,760 victims). This was the highest proportion of Assault by a family member across the five states and territories for which relationship of offender to victim data, as well as Assault data, were available. (Table 11)


SEXUAL ASSAULT

In 2017, the number of victims of Sexual assault recorded in the Northern Territory increased by 6% (23 victims), from 378 victims in 2016 to 401 victims. The majority (90%) of Sexual assault victims were female (362 victims). (Tables 6 and 7)

The majority (63%) of Sexual assault victims knew the offender (254 victims), of which 147 were reported to be non-family members. Non-family member includes a variety of relationships such as ex-partners, foster parents, teachers, acquaintances, colleagues, friends, etc. (Table 11)


UNLAWFUL ENTRY WITH INTENT

In 2017, the number of victims of Unlawful entry with intent rose by 12% to 4,179 victims, up from 3,736 victims in 2016, to reach their highest levels since 2012. Across the states and territories the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory shared the highest percentage increase of Unlawful entry with intent victims (12%). (Table 6)


THEFT

The number of Motor vehicle thefts recorded in the Northern Territory decreased by 9% down from 810 victims in 2016 to 739 victims in 2017, to reach their lowest levels since 2011. In addition, the number of victims of Other theft decreased (for the first time since 2013), by 6% (391 victims) from 6,662 in 2016 to 6,271 in 2017. Other theft includes the unauthorised taking or use of goods and services from a person, premises or motor vehicle. (Table 6)