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NCJ Number: 164102 Find in a Library
Title: Motor Vehicle Theft in South Australia, 1995: A Statistical Report From the CARS Database
Author(s): P Thomas
Corporate Author: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Attorney General's Dept
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 206
Sponsoring Agency: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Adelaide, SA 5001, South Australia
Sale Source: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Attorney General's Dept
GPO Box 464
Adelaide, SA 5001,
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Data on motor vehicle theft in South Australia for 1995 address South Australian and interstate trends, temporal characteristics of vehicle theft, spatial characteristics, vehicle characteristics, insurance analyses, offender profiles, and responses by the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Data for this report were obtained from CARS (Comprehensive Auto-Theft Research System). One chapter of the report reviews general vehicle theft and recovery trends in South Australia during the last 25 years and compares recent statistics with those from across the country. Three chapters analyze various factors related to thefts and recoveries. One chapter addresses the temporal characteristics associated with theft and recoveries (month, day of week, time of day, and time interval between theft and recovery). Another chapter analyzes spatial characteristics of auto theft (location). Vehicle characteristics such as body type, make, year of manufacture, engine size, etc., are addressed in a chapter, along with factors such as means of entry, type of damage sustained, and estimated value of the vehicle. Chapter 6 focuses on the insurance data, with estimates of insurer's costs cross-tabulated by type of coverage, condition of the vehicle at recovery, type of salvage, make, year of manufacture, and an analysis of claims suspected of being fraudulent. Apprehended offenders are profiled in chapter 7, and chapter 8 analyzes the responses by the criminal justice system to alleged offenders. Extensive tables and appended profile of thefts and recoveries within each metropolitan local government area, as well as definitions
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Dispositions; Motor Vehicle Theft; Offender profiles; South Australia
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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