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NCJ Number: 222317 Find in a Library
Title: Australian Crime: Facts and Figures, 2007
Author(s): Jack Dearden; Samantha Bricknell
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921185 68 7
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This publication provides 2006 data and an overview of crime issues in Australia.
Abstract: This compendium of the most recently available national information on crime in Australia serves as a ready reference covering different types of recorded crimes, their place of occurrence, victim details, responses of criminal justice agencies, and government resources directed to deal with crime. Australian national statistics on some major crimes have become more widely available in recent years, however, it was noted that they still lack nationally consistent data on many emerging crimes such as cybercrime, or particular categories of crime such as fraud and family violence. There have also been recording and reporting issues surrounding crimes such as assault and sexual assault, which was said to hold significant implications for building an evidence base on the overall level of violent crime in Australia and determining whether those levels are increasing, decreasing, or stable. To produce insightful criminal justice research that effectively informs policy and practice, it was necessary to use both administrative and survey-based information. This issue of Australian Crime: Facts and Figures drew from both, and primarily comprised national figures. Where national data were not available, other sources were used. The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's leading national criminal justice research agency. This publication is one of many publications produced from fact sheets to detailed reports on a wide range of issues. 13 tables, 105 figures, and 32 references
Main Term(s): Australia; Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Criminal justice research; Foreign crime statistics; National crime statistics
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