4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2009   
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Compared to 2007, the number of victims recorded by Australian state and territory police agencies in 2008 decreased for attempted murder, robbery, blackmail/extortion, unlawful entry with intent and motor vehicle theft (table 2.1). The offence categories recording the largest declines were robbery (down 8%) and attempted murder (down 6%). Conversely, there was an increase in the number of victims of kidnapping/abduction (up 7%). Murder and other theft also increased during this period.

VICTIMS, Selected Offences(a), Percentage change - 2007 to 2008
Graph: VICTIMS, Selected Offences(a), Percentage change—2007 to 2008

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