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Armed robbery in Australia: 2006 National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program annual report

Monitoring report no. 4

Lance Smith and Erin Louis
ISBN 978 1 921532 24 5 ISSN 1836-2095
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2009

Abstract

The National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program (NARMP) was established to fill an information gap on trends and patterns of armed robbery in Australia, especially in relation to changes over time in the use of specific weapons. The 2006 annual report is the fourth publication since the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) began monitoring this offence in 2003. Building on previous analyses, this report provides an overview of the 7,560 victims of armed robbery and the situations, including the locations, which made them vulnerable to victimisation.