4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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Queensland

Homicide and related offences

The number of victims of Homicide and related offences in Queensland decreased to 78 victims in 2018. This was the lowest number since the beginning of the time series in 2010.

For victims of homicide and related offences in 2018:

  • Most were male (71% or 55 male victims)
  • The offender was a stranger in over half of instances where the victim was a male (53% or 29 victims)
  • The offender was known to the victim in almost two-thirds of instances where the victim was female (65% or 15 female victims) (Table 12)

Over two-thirds of all Homicide and related offences occurred at a residential location (68% or 53 victims). (Table 8)


Sexual assault

The number of victims of Sexual assault increased for the sixth consecutive year to reach 4,849 victims in 2018. The victimisation rate increased over this time from 86 victims in 2013 to 97 victims per 100,000 persons in 2018, which was the highest rate recorded for the time series (beginning in 2010). (Table 6)

There were almost six times more female victims of Sexual assault than male victims (4,136 and 712 victims respectively).

For female victims:
  • The majority knew the offender (72% or 2,987 victims)
  • Half were aged between 10–19 years (50% or 2,066 victims). (Tables 12 and 15)

Over two-thirds of Sexual assaults in 2018 occurred at a residential location (68% or 3,284 victims). Most Sexual assaults did not involve the use of a weapon (93% or 4,494 victims). (Tables 8 and 9)


Robbery

The number of victims of Robbery increased to reach their highest recorded levels since the beginning of the time series in 2010, with 2,195 victims in 2018. (Table 6)

This increase was caused by a rise in both Armed and Unarmed robbery (up 191 and 155 victims, respectively). (Table 6)

For victims of Robbery in Queensland:
  • The majority did not know the offender (77% or 1,351 victims)
  • There were twice as many male victims than female victims (1,222 and 534 victims respectively)
  • Close to two-thirds occurred at a street/footpath and retail location (60% )
  • A knife was used in almost half of all Armed robberies (49% or 537 victims) (Tables 6–9 and Table 11)


Property crime

Between 2017 and 2018 the total number of victims of property crimes in Queensland increased by 9% (or 14,903 victims) to reach their highest levels since 2010 at 178,690 victims. (Table 6)

This was caused by increases across all property offences:
  • Other theft up 11,681 victims (or 10%)
  • Motor vehicle theft up 1,647 victims (or 15%)
  • Unlawful entry with intent up 1,575 victims (or 4%) (Table 6)

Victims of Other theft and Motor vehicle theft both increased to reach their highest levels since the beginning of the time series (in 2010). (Tables 6)

Over half (58%) of motor vehicle thefts (or 7,349 victims) occurred at residential location and 45% of Other thefts occurred at a retail location (57,532 victims). (Table 8)