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Australian Crime: Facts & Figures 2012

NCJ Number
Georgina Fuller
Date Published
December 2012
181 pages

This study provides information on crime demographics in Australia.


Results show that while the volume and rate of individual crime types has fluctuated over the past few years, crime in Australia has been decreasing. This study used information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an accurate and holistic picture of crime and criminal justice issues in Australia. Within this volume are the patterns and trends relating to specific crimes, victims, offenders, the location of criminal acts, and the operation and cost of the criminal justice system (including the police, courts and prisons). This publication provides government and justice agencies, the media and the Australian public with accurate, easy to access crime statistics in a single, centralized location. This year a new chapter was introduced with an aim to provide data around a crime and justice issue of importance; that chapter focuses on the relationship between alcohol and other drugs, and offending. While information on the involvement of alcohol and other drugs in physical assaults is presented, the statistics also highlight the serious drug and alcohol problem affecting prisoners in Australia. Tables, figures, and references