Australian Bureau of Statistics
4500.0.55.001 - Measuring Victims of Crime: A Guide to Using Administrative and Survey data, June 2011
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MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Why is the data so consistent between the sources for motor vehicle theft?
As motor vehicle theft is an offence that is readily understood and not subject to much ambiguity in terms of legal definitions, motor vehicle theft tends to be very robust across both states and territories for police recorded data and for the crime victimisation surveys. The other important point to note is the very high reporting rate, which is generally assumed to be a product of the incentive for victims in claiming insurance for their stolen car. Insurance agencies generally require a police report in order to process such a claim.
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