4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2017-18  
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

HOW HAVE PERSONAL CRIME VICTIMISATION RATES CHANGED OVER TIME?

Between 2008–09 and 2017–18, the victimisation rate declined for the following selected personal crime types in Western Australia:

  • total assault – 6.7% to 5.3%
  • physical assault – 3.8% to 2.6%
  • total threatened assault – 4.4% to 3.2%
  • face-to-face threatened assault – 4.1% to 2.9%
  • non face-to-face threatened assault – 1.3% to 0.7%.

VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected personal crimes, Western Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18(a)
Graph Image for VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected personal crimes, Western Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18
Footnote(s): (a) Includes only those crime types where all estimates in the time series have an RSE of less than 25%. Survey error should be taken into account when analysing changes across the different time points. For more information on survey error, refer to the Technical Note. (b) Includes both physical assault and threatened assault (both face-to-face threatened assault and non face-to-face threatened assault). (c) Includes both face-to-face threatened assault and non face-to-face threatened assault.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Commonwealth of Australia 2019.


HOW HAVE HOUSEHOLD CRIME VICTIMISATION RATES CHANGED OVER TIME?

Between 2008–09 and 2017–18, the victimisation rate declined for the following selected household crime types in Western Australia:
  • break-in – 5.1% to 4.0%
  • attempted break-in – 4.8% to 3.4%
  • theft from a motor vehicle – 7.5% to 5.2%
  • malicious property damage – 15% to 7.1%
  • other theft – 5.3% to 3.9%.

Victimisation rates have generally declined or remained stable over the duration of the time series. The victimisation rate for other theft has increased since 2014–15, but remains below 2008–09 levels.

VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected household crimes, Western Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18(a)
Graph Image for VICTIMISATION RATES, Selected household crimes, Western Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18
Footnote(s): (a) Includes only those crime types where all estimates in the time series have an RSE of less than 25%. Survey error should be taken into account when analysing changes across the different time points. For more information on survey error, refer to the Technical Note.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Commonwealth of Australia 2019.