4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2007 Reissue
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Motor vehicle theft continued to fall in 2006 and was at its lowest level since national reporting began in 1993, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
In 2006 there were 75,000 victims of motor vehicle theft, down 7% compared to 2005, and 33% compared to 1993. The 2006 victimisation rate was 365 victims per 100,000 people. Over a third (37%) of vehicles were stolen from a street or footpath.
However, blackmail, extortion and murder increased compared to 2005. Blackmail and extortion went up 10%, to 2.1 victims per 100,000 people, and murder went up by 8%, to 1.4 victims per 100,000 people.
Other findings for 2006 include:
More details are available in Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4510.0).
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