4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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New South Wales

The statistics discussed throughout the commentary refer to experiences of selected personal and household crimes in the 12 months prior to interview in New South Wales for the 2018-19 reference period.

Total physical and/or threatened assault

An estimated 4.4% of persons (279,600) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.3%).

Physical assault

An estimated 2.2% of persons (139,900) experienced physical assault, with the rate remaining unchanged since 2017-18. Of these:

  • 52% (73,200) experienced a single incident;
  • 28% (39,100) experienced three or more incidents; and
  • 58% (80,800) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Threatened assault

An estimated 2.8% of persons (178,200) experienced threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.5%). This included:
  • 2.6% (165,800) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault; and
  • 0.8% (51,700) who experienced non face-to-face threatened assault.

Of those who experienced face-to-face threatened assault, 34% (56,400) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Break-in

An estimated 1.9% of households (57,500) experienced a break-in, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.0%); and
  • lower than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.4%).

Of these households, 77% (or 44,300) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Attempted break-in

An estimated 1.5% of households (45,200) experienced an attempted break-in, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (1.7%); and
  • lower than the national rate in 2018-19 (1.9%).

Of these households, 53% (23,900) had the most recent incident reported to police, which was higher than in 2017-18 (36%).

Theft from a motor vehicle

An estimated 1.8% of households (53,400) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, which was:
  • lower than the rate in 2017-18 (2.6%); and
  • lower than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.5%).

Of these households, 56% (or 29,900) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Malicious property damage

An estimated 3.8% of households (113,800) experienced malicious property damage, which was:
  • lower than the rate in 2017-18 (4.6%); and
  • lower than the national rate in 2018-19 (4.6%).

Of these households, 55% (62,800) had the most recent incident reported to police.