HOW HAVE CRIME RATES CHANGED SINCE 2015-16 Endnote 1
There was no change in the national victimisation rates for all crime types between 2015-16 and 2016-17 (Tables 4 and 6).
Reporting rates were mostly stable, although the reporting rate for other theft decreased from 42% in 2015-16 to 38% in 2016-17 (Tables 5 and 7). For more details about changes in crime since 2008-09, see the section ‘Change in rates of crime over time.’
Endnote 1 All comparisons discussed have been tested for statistical significance with a 95% level of confidence that there is a real difference in the two populations being tested. Only data with a relative standard error (RSE) of less than 25% are referred to in the text of this publication and these estimates are considered sufficiently reliable for general use. To determine whether there is a statistical difference between any other two estimates, significance testing should be undertaken. For further information, refer to the Technical Note.