VICTIMS OF ASSAULT - NEW SOUTH WALES
In 2010, there were 73,969 victims of assault in New South Wales, with an overall victimisation rate of 1021.8 victims per 100,000 persons.
Sex and Age
Males accounted for 57% (41,898) of victims of assault, compared to 43% (31,974) female assault victims. For both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years, comprising 23% (9,579) of all assault victims for males and 24% (7,539) for females.
Relationship of offender to victim
In 2010, male victims were most likely to be assaulted by a person unknown to them, with 42% (17,506) of male victims identifying the offender as a stranger. This is contrary to females, with 48% (15,363) of victims identifying a family member as the offender. In 16% (4,993) of cases, female victims in New South Wales were assaulted by a stranger.
Victims of assault,
Weapon use and Location of offence
Sex by relationship of offender to victim -
New South Wales
Assault victims in New South Wales were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (92%), than with a weapon (8%). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (39% or 16,191 victims), followed by residential locations (36% or 15,052 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (63% or 20,138 victims), followed by community areas (23% or 7,433 victims).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims
In 2010, 7% of victims of assault in New South Wales identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons accounted for 4% (1,783) of male assault victims, compared to 10% (3,136) of female assault victims.