4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Queensland

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

Total physical and/or threatened assault

An estimated 4.9% of persons in Queensland (194,600) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (5.5%).

Physical assault

An estimated 2.4% of persons (93,000) experienced physical assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (3.1%). Of these:

  • 45% (41,700) experienced a single incident; and
  • 60% (56,100) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Threatened assault

An estimated 3.1% of persons (120,700) experienced threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.8%). This included:
  • 2.8% (108,800) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault; and
  • 1.3% (50,200) who experienced non face-to-face threatened assault, which was higher than the rate in 2017-18 (0.7%).

Of those who experienced face-to-face threatened assault, 39% (42,100) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Break-in

An estimated 2.4% of households (46,500) experienced a break-in, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.5%).

Of these households, 83% (38,700) had the most recent incident reported to police, which was an increase from 2017-18 (74%).

Attempted break-in

An estimated 2.5% of households (47,500) experienced an attempted break-in, which was:
  • unchanged from 2017-18 (2.5%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (1.9%).

Of these households, 40% (19,100) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Theft from a motor vehicle

An estimated 1.9% of households (36,700) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.0%); and
  • lower than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.5%).

Of these households, 52% (19,100) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Malicious property damage

An estimated 4.3% of households (82,400) experienced malicious property damage, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.4%).

Of these households, 54% (44,100) had the most recent incident reported to police.