|Page tools: Print Page Print All RSS Search this Product|
Victims of break-in and attempted break-in
Other characteristics of the most recent incident
During the most recent incident of break-in:
Common types of property stolen in the most recent incident of break-in included:
An estimated 1.9% of Australian households (181,900) experienced an attempted break-in, a decrease from 2.2% in 2017-18. Of these, 77% experienced a single incident (139,700).
Households in an area in the lowest quintile (most disadvantage) of the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage were more likely to experience an attempted break-in compared with households in the highest quintile (2.9% compared with 1.3%).
Common evidence of attempted break-in included damage to or tampering with doors or windows (47% or 85,500) and seeing or hearing someone trying to break-in (21% or 37,900).
Police reporting of the most recent incident
An estimated 44% of households that experienced an attempted break-in (80,100) reported the most recent incident to police.
Common reasons given for not reporting to police were thinking it was too trivial or unimportant (24% or 43,900) and thinking there was nothing the police could do (18% or 33,000).
These documents will be presented in a new window.