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NCJ Number: 156083 Find in a Library
Title: Crimes Against Businesses in Australia
Author(s): J Walker
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Australia
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Australia
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Based on a 1993 survey, this report notes that crime against business in Australia had direct costs of approximately $1.5 billion and indirect costs of another estimated $5 billion in 1992, including $1 billion in insurance costs.
Abstract: Despite these costs, much crime against business is unreported because the process of reporting and investigation is perceived as disruptive and costly. Survey results revealed that almost one-fourth of Australian businesses, particularly tourism and recreation businesses, considered crime to be a serious problem in their area. Victimization varied greatly by type of business; almost half of all businesses were not crime victims in 1992. Burglary was the most common form of crime and affected more than one-fourth of the businesses. A similar proportion were victim of some form of theft from the premises, most often committed by retailers' customers, but also by staff or others. Vandalism affected about one-sixth of all businesses, and fraud affected about one in five. Figures and table
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Australia; Business crime costs; Corrections in foreign countries; Crimes against businesses
Note: Trends and Issues in Criminal Justice
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