4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Northern 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 Northern Territory for the 2018-19 reference period.

Total physical and/or threatened assault

An estimated 8.5% of persons (12,300) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, which was:

  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (6.7%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (4.8%).

Physical assault

An estimated 5.0% of persons (7,300) experienced physical assault, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (3.7%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.4%).

Threatened assault

An estimated 4.5% of persons (6,500) experienced threatened assault, which was similar to the rate in 2017-18 (3.5%). This included 4.4% (6,400) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault.

Break-in

An estimated 6.4% of households (4,000) experienced a break-in, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (6.0%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.4%).

Of these households, 78% (3,100) reported their most recent incident to the police.

Attempted break-in

An estimated 5.4% of households (3,400) experienced attempted break-in, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.5%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (1.9%).

Of these households, 32% reported their most recent incident to the police.

Theft from a motor vehicle

An estimated 3.5% of households (2,200) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, which was similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.1%).

Malicious property damage

An estimated 7.7% of households (4,800) experienced malicious property damage, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (7.0%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (4.6%).

Of these households, 58% (2,800) reported their most recent incident to the police.