Location of violent crime statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics classifies crime locations according to the function of the site where a criminal incident occurred. There are three broad locations:
- residential (including houses, garages/carports, motels and hostels)
- community (including car parks, transport facilities, street/footpaths and schools)
- other (including retail premises, recreational facilities, government offices and warehousing/storage).
|a: Total includes locations not further defined|
|n.a.: not available|
- Of all murders (n = 253), 64 percent occurred in a residential location; of all robberies (n = 17,988), 90 percent occurred outside the home.
- Of all assaults (n = 176,427), 45 percent occurred in residential locations and 35 percent in community locations.
- Streets and footpaths represented the most common location for robberies (46% of 17,988) and kidnappings (45% of 732).
- Of all sexual assaults (n = 19,751), two-thirds (66%) occurred in residential locations.
a: Excludes assault and sexual assault
- Between 2000 and 2007, violent crimes declined in most categories of location, although the decrease was not uniform among all location types.
- There was an increase from 2006 to 2007 in the number of violent crimes carried out in residential and transport settings, on streets and footpaths, and in other community settings.
- Violent crimes perpetrated in retail locations declined by 14 percent between 2006 and 2007. Since 2000, there has been an overall fall of 42 percent.
- The number of violent crimes per year at recreational locations fell by 34 percent from 2000 to 2007.
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