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Tuesday, 10 September 1996
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(Question No. 67)


Mr Jenkins asked the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, upon notice, on 1 May 1996:

On most recent data, what is the incidence of reported crime by type in (a) Victoria and (b) the postcode area of (i) 3074, (ii) 3075, (iii) 3076, (iv) 3082, (v) 3083, (vi) 3087, (vii) 3088, (viii) 3089 and (ix) 3090.


Mr Williams —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The Australian Bureau of Statistics compiles statistics of reported crime for selected offence categories in each State and Territory. Data for the calendar year 1994 is the most recent published. I am advised that some additional offence categories have been included in National Crime Statistics for 1995 and that this data was released on 19 July 1996. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided the following information to my department:

Victims of crime by offence category, Victoria, 1994

Murder—56;

Attempted murder—56;

Manslaughter—5;

Driving causing death—15;

Sexual assault—3,388;

Kidnapping/abduction—99;

Armed robbery—788;

Unarmed robbery—849;

Blackmail/extortion—85;

Unlawful entry with intent—72,260;

Motor vehicle theft—27,701.

(b) The Australian Bureau of Statistics does not compile crime statistics for geographic areas smaller than States and Territories. I am advised that the Victoria Police, however, produce crime statistics for postcode areas for sale to interested persons.