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

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

Total physical and/or threatened assault

An estimated 5.2% of persons in Victoria (270,600) experienced physical and/or threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (4.6%).

Physical assault

An estimated 2.4% of persons (126,300) experienced physical assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.0%). Of these:

  • 48% (60,700) experienced a single incident;
  • 25% (31,100) experienced three or more incidents; and
  • 47% (59,000) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Threatened assault

An estimated 3.2% of persons (165,900) experienced threatened assault, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (3.0%). This included:
  • 2.8% (148,300) who experienced face-to-face threatened assault; and
  • 1.1% (58,400) who experienced non face-to-face threatened assault.

Of those who experienced face-to-face threatened assault, 33% (49,500) had their most recent incident reported to police.

Break-in

An estimated 2.2% of households (54,200) experienced a break-in, similar to the rate in 2017-18 (2.5%).

Of these households, 73% (39,700) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Attempted break-in

An estimated 1.6% of households (39,200) experienced an attempted break-in, a decrease from 2.2% in 2017-18.

Of these households, 51% (20,000) had the most recent incident reported to police, which was an increase from 2017-18 (31%).

Theft from a motor vehicle

An estimated 3.1% of households (76,300) experienced theft from a motor vehicle, which was:
  • similar to the rate in 2017-18 (3.7%); and
  • higher than the national rate in 2018-19 (2.5%).

Of these households, 55% (42,100) had the most recent incident reported to police.

Malicious property damage

An estimated 4.8% of households (120,100) experienced malicious property damage, a decrease from 5.8% in 2017-18.

Of these households, 47% (56,200) had the most recent incident reported to police.