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Sexual assault excludes sexual harassment that did not involve or lead to an actual assault.
For this survey, only people aged 18 years and over were asked the questions about sexual assault. Characteristics of the most recent incident (e.g. location) were not asked about for this crime type.
Due to the relatively small numbers of persons experiencing sexual assault, it is not possible to provide the same level of detailed information for sexual assault as other types of personal crime.
WHO EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN 2015–16? (Table 19)
During the 12 months prior to interview, 0.4% of Australians aged 18 years and over (77,400) experienced sexual assault.
REPORTING RATE (Table 5)
Less than one-third of all persons who experienced sexual assault (30%) had their most recent incident reported to police.
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