VICTIMS OF ASSAULT - AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
In 2010, there were 2310 victims of assault in the Australian Capital Territory, with an overall victimisation rate of 643.6 victims per 100,000 persons.
Sex and Age
Males accounted for 58% (1,346) of victims of assault, compared to 42% (959) female assault victims. For both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years, comprising 24% (327) of all assault victims for males and 24% (226) for females.
Relationship of offender to victim
In 2010, male victims were most likely to be assaulted by a person unknown to them, with 41% (554) of male victims identifying the offender as a stranger. This is contrary to females, with 43% (408) of victims identifying a family member as the offender. In 12% (165) of cases, male victims in the Australian Capital Territory were assaulted by a family member.
Victims of assault,
Weapon use and Location of offence
Sex by relationship of offender to victim-Australian Capital Territory
Assault victims in the Australian Capital Territory were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (16%), than with a weapon (84%). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (56% or 752 victims), followed by residential locations (25% or 330 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (56% or 540 victims), followed by community areas (32% or 305 victims).