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WHETHER MOST RECENT INCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO POLICE (Table 22)
Approximately three-quarters (72% or 166,800) of households had their most recent incident of break-in reported to police.
Around one in eight households (12% or 27,300 households) that experienced a break-in did not report the incident to police as they believed that the police would have been unwilling/unable to do anything, while a further 8.2% (18,900 households) considered the incident to be too trivial/unimportant.
OTHER SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF MOST RECENT INCIDENT (Table 22)
In the most recent incident of break-in experienced by households:
HOW MANY HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCED AN ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN DURING 2017–18? (Tables 1 and 21)
During the 2017–18 reference period, an estimated 2.2% of Australian households (205,400) experienced at least one incident of attempted break-in.
During this period, the following groups were more likely to experience an attempted break-in:
EXPERIENCE OF MULTIPLE VICTIMISATION (Table 12)
Of all households that experienced an attempted break-in during the 2017–18 reference period:
WHETHER MOST RECENT INCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO POLICE (Table 23)
Over one third of households (39% or 79,400) had their most recent incident of attempted break in reported to police.
Just over one-quarter of households (28% or 56,500) did not report the incident to police because it was considered to be too trivial/unimportant. A further 15% of households (29,800) believed that there was nothing the police could do.
OTHER SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF MOST RECENT INCIDENT (Table 23)
In the most recent incident of attempted break-in experienced by households, the most commonly identified evidence of attempted break-in was damage to or tampering with doors or windows (47% or 96,500), followed by seeing or hearing someone trying to break-in (20% or 40,400).
Endnote 1 The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage ranks areas on a continuum from most disadvantaged to most advantaged. Lower quintiles indicate greater levels of disadvantage and a lack of advantage in general compared to higher quintiles. For further information, see Explanatory Notes.
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