Australian Capital Territory
The statistics discussed throughout the commentary refer to experiences of selected personal and household crimes in the 12 months prior to interview in the Australian Capital Territory for the 2018-19 reference period.
Estimates marked with an asterisk (*) have a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution. For more information about relative standard error refer to the Technical Note.
Total physical and/or threatened assault
An estimated 4.1% of persons (13,400) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (5.1%).
An estimated *2.1% of persons (*6,900) experienced physical assault, and of these *45% had their most recent incident reported to police.
An estimated 2.7% of households (4,500) experienced a break-in.
Of these households, 84% reported their most recent incident to the police.
An estimated 1.8% of households (3,100) experienced an attempted break-in, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (1.7%).
Theft from a motor vehicle
An estimated 3.6% of households (6,000) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, which was:
- similar to the rate in 2017-18 (5.1%); and
- higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.5%).
Of these households, 50% (3,000) reported their most recent incident to the police.
Malicious property damage
An estimated 5.7% of households (9,600) experienced malicious property damage, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (7.1%).
Of these households, 46% (4,400) reported their most recent incident to the police.