1. Robbery decreased by 7% from 14,582 in 2009–10 to 13,617 in 2010–11
  2. 3% decrease in victims of sexual assault with 17,238 victims, 519 fewer victims than the previous year.
  3. In 2010 – 11 there were 67 more recorded victims of kidnapping and abduction.
  4. In 2010 – 11 there were 14 more recorded victims of homicide than in 2009 – 10
  5. Victims of property crime increased across all categories.
  6. In 2010 – 11, $78,840 was spent on prisons in Australia compared with $7,300 for community-based corrections.
  7. Offending rates were highest for both males and females aged 15 – 19 years, most violent offending peaked around 17 years of age.
  8. Rate of sexual assault offending by 15 year olds was greater than that of 17 year olds.
  9. Detainees (ie alleged offenders) who tested positive to heroin, alcohol and methamphetamine were more likely to attribute their violent criminal offending to their use of the drug than detainees who tested positive to cannabis, cocaine or ecstasy.
  10. Since 2009 the most common location for property crime has been retail locations.
  11. In 2009 – 10 there were 702,941 incidents of external fraud, costing an average $705 per incident.
  12. Non-custodial monetary orders were the most common sentences handed down in Magistrates’ courts in 2010 – 11.
  13. In the higher courts the proportion of defendants found guilty who received a custodial sentence was far greater than those who received a non-custodial sentence
  14. Number of recorded victims of violent crime 2010: Homicide: 260; Violent Assault: 171,083; Violent Sexual assault: 17,757: Violent Robbery: 14,582: Kidnapping/abduction: 603.

For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au


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