Recorded Crime, Australia 2001 (Cat. no. 4510.0) was released on 30 May 2002. The 2001 issue contains a revised summary of findings focussed on the national changes in levels of victimisation, the personal characteristics of victims and characteristics associated with the offence such as location, outcome of investigation and weapon used. For the first time data is being included on the use of knives and syringes as weapons. More detailed State and Territory data will be available separately. For more information contact Robert Letheby on (03) 9615 7381, email firstname.lastname@example.org.