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Foreword: For more than a decade, Australia has witnessed a sustained reduction in property crime. Yet relatively little is known about what may have caused this decline.
This study aimed to explore plausible explanations for the property crime drop by ‘going to the...
Explores the methods and motivations of those actively involved in committing burglaries.
The shock that property crime can cause is underestimated by most people – burglary victims, in particular, may experience a psychological trauma in addition to the loss of the property itself.
Property crime in Australia declined by more than half between...
This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on convicted robbery offenders.
The most common penalty imposed on a convicted robbery offender was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 79 per cent of offenders convicted of an aggravated robbery offence and 58 per cent...
While the offence is certainly serious, the incidence of household burglary in NSW has fallen considerably in the past 10 years.
Aim: To examine changes in the types of objects stolen in household burglary offences.
Method: Comparison of police-recorded numbers, rates...
In examining home addresses of burglars and the addresses of their targets, Jerry Ratcliffe found that burglars did not, as expected, work in their own neighbourhood. Most burglars (77 per cent) travelled away from their home suburb to do their work, travelling an average of...
One way of reducing the number of burglaries and thefts may be to make the disposal of stolen property more difficult. In order to intervene in this illegal trade, authorities need to know what burglars and thieves do with the property they steal. With this...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of break and enter.
The most common penalty imposed on an offender convicted of break and enter was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 64 per cent of offenders convicted of an...