Crime rates in Australia
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of Assaults recorded in all the Australian States, with a rate of 2,394 per 100,000 population compared to the safest State of Victoria with just 403 per 100,000 population.
However, as most people live in the State capitals, it may be better to look at the figures for those capitals.
Melbourne, for example, has a rate of 2,628 cases of assault per 100,000. That is more than 6 times the rate for the entire state of Victoria.
|– Darwin SD||tba||120,890|
|New South Wales||79,847||1,144||6,980,000|
|– Sydney SD||tba||4,400,000|
|– Adelaide SD||tba||1,170,000|
|– Perth SD||tba||1,600,000|
|– Hobart City||tba||49,611|
|Australian Capital Territory||2,296||664||345,600|
|– Brisbane SD||tba||1,950,000|
|– Melbourne SD||3,900,000|
Offenders known by the Victim
In 2008, in 49% of all assaults recorded by Queensland police, the victim knew the offender.
Australian Bureau of Statistics: 4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2008