23/06/2010: The 2010 publication marks the first year in a break in series for the collection; therefore comparisons should not be made between data in this publication and previously published victims data.
In the 2010 publication, there has also been a change to the structure of the Recorded Crime–Victims publication from previous issues. Chapter 1 presents an introduction to the Recorded Crime–Victims collection. Chapter 2 presents data about victims and their characteristics at the national level. Chapter 3 presents information and selected state level data about victims of assault, and explains the differences in recording assault across states and territories. Chapter 4 presents selected data about victims for selected states and territories; the relationship of an offender to the victim and the Indigenous status of victims.