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National Crime Statistics: An Update, 1997: The South Australian Perspective

NCJ Number
J Marshall
Date Published
28 pages
This bulletin details the number of crimes reported to police between January and December 1997 for a selected range of offense categories and places South Australian crime trends within the Australian context.
Statistics in this report relate only to the number of victims who actually report an offense to police, not to all incidents that occur. A person who has been the subject of multiple offenses--such as kidnapping, rape and murder--has been counted three times, once in each of the offense categories. The Following offenses are covered by the report: total murder and attempted murder; total manslaughter and driving causing death; assault; sexual assault; kidnapping/abduction; total robbery; blackmail/extortion; total unlawful entry with intent; motor vehicle theft; and other theft. The report also includes outcome of police investigation for those offenses. Over a 5-year period, South Australia has recorded decreases in all offense categories except assault. But even with assault, the increase recorded since 1993 is small compared with a much higher increase nationally. Notes, tables, figures


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