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Robbery statistics

Robbery victims from 1995 to 2007 (number per month)


  • Robberies rose again in 2007 to 17,988 from 17,284 in 2006 but remains lower than recorded in the early 2000s.
  • The proportion of robberies in 2007 involving a weapon (43%) was similar to that in 2006 (44%).
  • The numbers of both armed and unarmed robberies peaked in March 2001. Armed and unarmed robberies follow similar monthly patterns.

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Related links

  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2013-14: Robbery