Over 130,000 international students began studies in Victoria between 2005 and 2009, of which 44% came from India and 38% from China, with most students aged between 20 and 35 years and over 60% being male.

The rate of physical assault for all students was similar to the average for similarly aged others except for Indian students which was higher, as well as higher against other students from other countries.

Most physical assaults occurred in open public spaces followed by in or near public transport with most assaults occurring between 8.00 pm and 4.00 am and on the weekends.

Indian students studying in Victoria between 2005 and 2009 have been physically assaulted more often than similarly aged other Victorians as well as more often than other international students.

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