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OVERVIEW OF HOUSEHOLD CRIMES Endnote 1
WHICH HOUSEHOLD CRIMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SURVEY?
Household crime in the Crime Victimisation Survey refers to crimes, or offences, that were committed with the intention of depriving a person of, or damaging, their personal property.
The types of household crime included in the Crime Victimisation Survey are break-in, attempted break-in, motor vehicle theft, theft of property from a motor vehicle, malicious property damage and other types of theft (Diagram 3). When referring to victims of these types of crime, it is the household as a whole that is considered the victim, rather than a specific individual within the household.
Diagram 3: Types of household crime included in the Crime Victimisation Survey
HOW MANY HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCED HOUSEHOLD CRIME IN 2016-17? (Table 1)
In the 12 months prior to interview in 2016-17, of the 9.1 million households in Australia:
In the 12 months prior to interview, households were more likely to experience malicious property damage than any of the other selected household crimes.
Footnote(s): (a) The total number of households experiencing a crime in a given population, expressed as a percentage of that population.
Source(s): Crime Victimisation, Australia
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.
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