This publication presents national crime statistics relating to victims of a selected range of personal and household offences that have been recorded by police during a 12 month reference period. This publication provides a breakdown of the selected offences by victim characteristics (age and sex); the nature of the incident (weapon use and location); and the outcome of police investigations at 30 days. Information about the relationship of the offender to the victim and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of the victim is also presented for selected states and territories.
This collection does not count the number of unique person or organisation victims. As a single person or organisation can appear in multiple offence categories, it is not meaningful to aggregate the number of victims across each offence type. Therefore, it is only meaningful to look at victim counts within each offence category.
The Victims of Crime, Australia chapter presents nationally aggregated statistics about victims of a selected range of offences that came to the attention of state and territory police, including comparisons over time. This section provides a breakdown of the selected offences by victim characteristics (age and sex), characteristics of the incident (weapon use and location), and the outcome of police investigations at 30 days.
The Victims of Crime, states and territories chapter presents information about victims of a selected range of offences by states and territories, including statistics relating to the relationship of the offender to the victim.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victims chapter presents data relating to the Indigenous status of victims. Indigenous statistics are presented for New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory only.
The Victims of Assault, selected states and territories chapter presents information about victims of assault by a range of characteristics, including sex and age, the relationship of offender to victim, and location. Assault statistics are available for New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory.