In 2005 to 2006 Australians expenditure on the criminal justice system was around $8.5 Billion.

In 2006 there were over 200,000 violent crimes in Australia.

Physical assaults represent the majority of violent crimes, with an increase of 50% between 1996 to 2006 to over 170,000 physical assaults.

Physical assaults are most likely to occur in residential and community locations.

Males have a higher victimization rate than females.

Both males and females between the ages of 15 and 24 years have the highest rate of physical assault.

Most female victims of physical assault knew their offender.

Male victims are much more likely to be physically assaulted by a stranger.

Physical assaults are seasonal with more occurring during Spring and Summer.

Sexual assault is most likely to occur at home.

The highest rate of sexual assaults occur to females aged from 10 to 14 years.

Most sexual assault victims have some relationship with the offender.

Sexual assaults have increased annually by about 4% since 1995.

In 2006 there were over 7,500 armed robberies, which is a 21% increase from the previous year.

A knife is the most likely weapon to be used in an armed robbery.

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