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

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

Total physical and/or threatened assault

An estimated 4.5% of persons in South Australia (63,200) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.4%).

Physical assault

An estimated 2.3% of persons (32,500) experienced physical assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.4%). Of these:

  • 35% (11,200) experienced a single incident; and
  • 43% (14,100) had their most recent incident reported to police, which was lower than the national rate (53%).

Threatened assault

An estimated 3.1% of persons (43,000) experienced threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.8%). This included:
  • 2.6% (36,200) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault; and
  • 1.4% (18,900) who experienced non face-to-face threatened assault.

Of those who experienced face-to-face threatened assault, 40% (14,300) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Break-in

An estimated 2.2% of households (15,500) experienced a break-in, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.0%).

Of these households, 79% (12,300) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Attempted break-in

An estimated 1.9% of households (13,800) experienced an attempted break-in, with the rate remaining unchanged since 2017-18.

Of these households, 36% (5,000) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Theft from a motor vehicle

An estimated 2.5% of households (18,000) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.8%).

Of these households, 47% (8,500) had the most recent incident reported to police, which was a decrease from 2017-18 (61%).

Malicious property damage

An estimated 4.4% of households (31,700) experienced malicious property damage, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.2%).

Of these households, 55% (17,500) had the most recent incident reported to police.