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 19,589 victims of assault in Queensland, with an overall victimisation rate of 433.7 victims per 100,000 persons.

Sex and Age

Males accounted for 60% (11,716) of victims of assault, compared to 40% (7,795) female assault victims. For both males and females, the highest proportion of victims were aged between 25 and 34 years, comprising 25% (2,896) of all assault victims for males and 22% (1,680) for females.

Relationship of offender to victim

In 2010, male victims were most likely to be assaulted by a person unknown to them, with 55% (6,400) of male victims identifying the offender as a stranger. For females, 37% (2,888) of victims identified a non-family member as the offender. In 9% (1,098) of cases, male victims in Queensland were assaulted by a family member.

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

Weapon use and Location of offence

Assault victims in Queensland were most likely to be assaulted without a weapon (82%), than with a weapon (18%.). The most common location of assaults for male victims was in community areas (43% or 5,061 victims), followed by residential locations (32% or 3,770 victims). For females, the most common location for assaults was in residential locations (53% or 4,153 victims), followed by community areas (31% or 2,380 victims).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims

In 2010, 13% of victims of assault in Queensland identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons accounted for 7% (820) of male assault victims, compared to 21% (1,629) of female assault victims.

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