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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Crime Victimisation, Australia

The Crime Victimisation, Australia publication (cat. no. 4530.0) presents annual results from the ABS national Crime Victimisation Survey, conducted as part of the ABS Multipurpose Household Survey. The survey collects data about victims for a selected range of personal and household offences, including whether victims reported these incidents to police and characteristics of the most recent incident they experienced. The ABS recommends that due to residual comparability issues across states and territories in Recorded Crime - Victims statistics that data from the survey be used for cross-jurisdictional comparisons. The Crime Victimisation Survey provides an additional source of data on crime victimisation for the selected crimes, and includes crime not reported to or detected by police.

Information from the Crime Victimisation Survey should be viewed as complementary to the data published in this publication. Caution should be exercised in making any direct comparisons between recorded crime statistics and data from ABS household surveys, however, due to the different scope and coverage, methods of measurement and sources of error. For more detailed information about the differences between crime victimisation data sources and the implications for data comparability, refer to the publication Measuring Victims of Crime: A Guide to Using Administrative and Survey Data, June 2011 (cat. no. 4500.0.55.001). More information is also available in paragraphs 50-52 of the Explanatory Notes.

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