4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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In 2010, there were 20,884 victims of assault in Western Australia, with an overall victimisation rate of 909.4 victims per 100,000 persons.

Sex and Age

There was an equal proportion of male and female victims of assault, with each accounting for 49% (10,326 and 10,303 respectively) of assault victims. For both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years, comprising 24% (2,515) of all assault victims for males and 27% (2,796) for females.

Victims of assault, Sex by age-Western Australia
Graph: Victims of assault, Sex by age–Western Australia

Weapon use and Location of offence

Assault victims in Western Australia were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (89%), than with a weapon (11%). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (40% or 4,151 victims), followed by residential locations (36% or 3,688 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (63% or 6,476 victims), followed by community areas (25% or 2,543 victims).

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