4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Victims of robbery

The statistics discussed throughout the commentary refer to incidents of robbery that occurred in the 12 months prior to interview for the 2018-19 reference period.

An estimated 73,400 Australians aged 15 years and over (0.4%) experienced robbery, which was similar to the victimisation rate in 2017-18 (0.3%). This included 0.4% of men (35,600) and 0.3% of women (34,700).

In the most recent incident of robbery:

  • the perpetrator was most commonly a male (70% or 51,000);
  • three-quarters of most incidents did not involve the use of a weapon (75% or 55,200);
  • two-thirds of people did not have property stolen (65% or 47,400); and
  • half of all persons reported the incident to police (51% or 37,500).