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Australian crime: Facts & figures: 2012



The Australian Institute of Criminology’s annual compendium of crime statistics shows a continuing decrease in crime levels around Australia with some concerning trends in certain crime types.

Facts & figures provides government and justice agencies, the media and the Australian public with accurate, easy to access crime statistics in a single, centralised location.

The chapter eight Spotlight on Crime, Alcohol and Other drugs examines trends in alcohol and crime, including levels of use among police detainees and prisoners.


Extraction of data and preparation of text: Georgina Fuller


Because of rounding, some percentages may not sum to 100. Minor revisions are occasionally made to publications after release.The online version available on the AIC website will include any revisions made since printing: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current series/facts/1-20/2012.html

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2013. Australian crime: Facts & figures: 2012. Australian crime: facts and figures. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/facts/2012