4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/02/2019   
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VICTIMISATION EXPERIENCES IN TASMANIA

PERSONAL CRIME (Tables 4, 5, 8 and 10)

VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected personal crimes, Tasmania & Australia, 2017–18
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
Commonwealth of Australia 2019.

Physical assault

During the 2017–18 reference period, an estimated 2.4% of persons in Tasmania (10,200) experienced physical assault. Of these:

  • over half (57% or 5,800) had their most recent incident reported to police
  • three in five (60% or 5,600) believed alcohol or any other substance contributed to the most recent incident
  • just under half experienced a single incident (46% or 4,700).

Threatened assault

An estimated 3.5 % of persons in Tasmania (14,700) experienced threatened assault during the 2017–18 reference period, including:
  • 3.1% (13,000) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault
  • 1.2% (4,900) who experienced non face-to-face threatened assault.

Approximately three in ten Tasmanians who experienced threatened assault experienced a single incident (29% or 4,300), while almost half (48% or 7,000) experienced three or more incidents.

Of those who experienced face-to-face threatened assault:
  • over one-third (38% or 4,900) had the most recent incident reported to the police
  • just over two in five (44% or 5,100) believed alcohol or any other substance contributed to the most recent incident.

HOUSEHOLD CRIME (Tables 6 and 7)

VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected household crimes, Tasmania & Australia, 2017–18

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Australian Bureau of Statistics
Commonwealth of Australia 2019.

Break-in and attempted break-in

An estimated 2.1% of households in Tasmania (4,600) experienced a break-in during 2017–18. Of these, 65% (3,000) had the most recent incident reported to police.

During the same period, approximately 1.8% of households in Tasmania (3,900) experienced an attempted break-in. Of these, 49% (1,900) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Theft from motor vehicle

An estimated 2.1% of households in Tasmania (4,600) experienced theft from a motor vehicle. Of these, half (50% or 2,300) had the most recent incident reported to police.

The theft from a motor vehicle victimisation rate in Tasmania (2.1%) was lower than the national rate (3.1%).

Malicious property damage

During the 2017–18 reference period, an estimated 4.9% of households in Tasmania (10,500) experienced malicious property damage. Of these, 58% of households (6,100) had the most recent incident reported to police.