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A comparison of crime in Australia and other countries

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 23

John Walker, Paul R Wilson, Duncan Chappell, and Donald Weatherburn
ISBN 0 642 15456 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1990


A multinational survey is used to compare Australia's crime rate with that of fourteen other countries. It also highlights public attitudes to police, preventive measures, risk factors and sentencing.