4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2012
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Property crime on the rise
During 2011, there were 55,382 motor vehicle thefts recorded by police, up 1.1% from 2010, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Unlawful entry with intent also increased in 2011, up 0.6% from 2010 to 218,193 incidents in 2011. A residential location was the most common place for motor vehicle thefts (43%) and incidents of unlawful entry with intent (71%).
Females were more likely to be victims of sexual assault (85%), or kidnapping/abduction (60%). The street or footpath was the most common location for incidents of kidnapping and abduction (46%) and robbery (43%). Females aged 15–19 had the highest victimisation rate for sexual assault (546 victims per 100,000), at a rate of more than four times the overall female rate of sexual assault (129 victims per 100,000).
Males were more likely to be victims of homicide and related offences (68%). This was also the case for robbery (60%) and blackmail/extortion (59%). Male victims aged 15–19 had the highest victimisation rate for robbery (265 victims per 100,000 persons), more than three times the overall male victimisation rate for robbery (73 victims per 100,000).
Most incidents of murder (66%), attempted murder (56%) and sexual assault (59%) took place in a private residential location.
More information on recorded crime in Australia can be found in Recorded Crime Victims, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0).
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