4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2011   
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In 2010, there were 3,022 victims of assault in Tasmania, with an overall victimisation rate of 595.3 victims per 100,000 persons.

Sex and Age

Males accounted for 50% (1,518) of victims of assault, compared to 49% (1,467) female assault victims. For both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years, comprising 21% (319) of all assault victims for males and 25% (359) for females.

Relationship of offender to victim

In 2010, male victims were most likely to be assaulted by a person unknown to them, with 46% (696) of male victims identifying the offender as a stranger. For females, 46% (675) of victims identified a non-family member as the offender. In 9% (133) of cases, male victims in Tasmania were assaulted by a family member.

Victims of assault, Sex by relationship of offender to victim-Tasmania
Graph: Victims of assault, Sex by relationship of offender to victim–Tasmania

Weapon use and Location of offence

Assault victims in Tasmania were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (83%), than with a weapon (14%). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (45% or 682 victims), followed by residential locations (32% or 492 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (62% or 911 victims), followed by community areas (25% or 361 victims).

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