The female prison population is forecast to rise to 972 in May 2019 before declining to 943 in December 2019. There were six victims of homicide and related offences in the Australian Capital Territory in 2019. This was the eighth consecutive annual increase and the highest number for this offence recorded in a single year. This chapter focuses predominately on children who are victims of crime using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017 Recorded Crime data (Box 1). Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide. 4 times as likely to be perpetrated against older children aged 10–14 than younger children (338 sexual assaults per 100,000 children compared with 86 sexual assaults per 100,000). The impact of domestic violence on the entire family unit is profound. Crime rates can be categorised by specific areas, illustrating how certain suburbs in Sydney may have higher crime rates than others. Identity crime is one of the most prevalent crime types in Australia with reports of incidence and harm far exceeding other forms of property crime and personal violent crime. Fines and charges issued by NSW Police increased by 7% from 2016 to 2017, leading to greater court appearances from individuals. Suburbs including Sydney’s Olympics Park, Centennial Park, Granville had the highest recorded rates of homicide between January 2018 and December 2018. As part of the measurement framework, the Attorney-General’s Department engaged the AIC to conduct its annual monitoring of identity crime and misuse. The impact of exposure to domestic violence on children and young people: a review of the literature. Cat. Viewed 22 May 2019. In 2018, there were around 7,900 sexual assaults against children aged 0–14. An outbuilding or residential land (including a driveway, carport or garage) was the most common location from which a motor vehicle was stolen (53% or 684 victims). The overall rate of crime has declined dramatically. During the same time frame, one Australian man was killed each month. As sexual assault and other assault (Box 2) account for the large majority of recorded crimes against children aged 0–14, they will be the main focus here. Most of these offences took place at a residential location (63% or 1,649 victims) and around a fifth occurred at a retail location (19% or 499 victims). In 2019, the number of victims of other theft decreased by 2% (141 victims) to 6,285 victims. (BOSCAR). In 2019, there were 34,564 victims of unlawful entry with intent in New South Wales. This was the highest number of victims for this offence recorded in ten years. Robbery offences with a firearm have dramatically fallen 90% from 1990 to 2017. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of assault recorded in 2019 were: For this offence type, the number of victims in the Northern Territory decreased by 9% (438 victims) from the previous year. Learn more about how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response and how our other work is affected. (SMH). In 2019 there were 4,652 victims of unlawful entry with intent, a decrease of 7% (329 victims) from 2018. International Journal of Psychology 48(2):81–94. Canberra: AIC. Sydney’s suburb, Blacktown has a crime rate of 831.3 per 1000,000 population. Assault by bodily force (48%) was the most common type of assault resulting in a hospitalised assault cases. 65% of domestic violence related assault incidents were cleared within 90 days of reporting. Australian organisations dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence and the support of victims include White Ribbon Australia, Reach Out, 1800 Respect and LifeLine Australia. In Tasmania there were 8,032 victims of other theft in 2019, an increase of 11% (788 victims). In 2019 there were 12,642 victims of motor vehicle theft recorded in New South Wales, up 3% from 2018. National, state and territory data was provided in the file 'Victims of Crime, Extended time series', as well as a short article and explanatory notes. 4510.0. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, domestic violence rates have remained relatively stable between 2005 and 2016. Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC). Most were under the age of 19 years (72% of males and 52% of females), The majority (88%) of offences occurred at a residential location (7,928 victims), Almost all (94%) did not involve the use of a weapon (8,418 victims). The following states and territories contributed the most to this increase: All homicide and related offences increased in Australia between 2018 and 2019: For victims of homicide and related offences: In 2019 there were 26,892 victims of sexual assault in Australia, an increase of 2% from the previous year. In South Australia about a quarter (24%) were aged between 15 and 19 years, The most common location was residential, ranging from 49% in the Northern Territory to 75% in New South Wales, Almost two-thirds (64%) were female (80 victims), Most (83%) occurred at a residential location (104 victims), The majority (62%) involved the use of a weapon (77 victims), most commonly a knife (45 victims), Over half were victims of murder (59% or 74 victims), New South Wales (up 4% to 30,937 victims), Western Australia (up 10% to 19,437 victims), South Australia (up 10% to 8,009 victims), Australian Capital Territory (up 12% to 978 victims), The largest increase in Western Australia (from 684 to 741 victims per 100,000 persons), The only decrease in the Northern Territory (from 1,762 to 1,639 victims per 100,000 persons), Over two-thirds were female, ranging from 66% in New South Wales to 80% in the Northern Territory, The most common age group across all jurisdictions was 25 to 34 years, Most occurred at a residential location, ranging from 42% in the Northern Territory to 86% in New South Wales, Offences involving a weapon varied from 4% in New South Wales to 42% in the Northern Territory, Females were most commonly offended against by an intimate partner. 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