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NCJ Number: 162515 Find in a Library
Title: DataBank - The Figures That Count
Journal: Criminology Australia  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:(Autumn 1996)  Pages:15-18
Corporate Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Belconnen Act ,2616, Australia
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article contains information on the level of victimization for certain selected personal and household offenses in Australia, April 1993.
Abstract: The tables in this article present information on the risk of being a victim of assault, robbery, motor vehicle theft, and burglary. Statistics indicate that, among other things: (1) males were more likely to be victims of robbery than females, a trend that held for all age groups; (2) unemployed people were twice as likely to be robbed as those employed, and the victimization rate for young females was about two-thirds of their male counterparts; (3) risks of a household suffering theft of a motor vehicle in New South Wales and Western Australia were greater than in other States and territories; (4) couple families with or without children had a lower risk of burglary victimization than other households, households composed of one-parent families were at a greater risk; (5) households with security devices were about one-and-a-half times more likely to be burglarized than those without; and (6) the risk of being burglarized was greater for households in rented accommodations.
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Australia; Burglary victims; Criminology; Foreign crime statistics; Motor Vehicle Theft; Offense statistics; Property crime victims; Robbery; Victims of Crime
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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