Sunday, 18 July 2021 20:46

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/crime-and-justice/recorded-crime-victims/latest-release

 

Data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime is presented for New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Based on an ABS assessment, Indigenous status data for other states and territories is not of sufficient quality and/or does not meet ABS standards for national reporting in 2020.

Assault

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of assault recorded in 2020 were:

  • 5,880 victims in the Northern Territory

  • 4,279 victims in New South Wales

  • 2,620 victims in South Australia

Most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of assault:

  • were female (63–75%)

  • knew the offender (87–91%)

  • were family and domestic violence (FDV) related incidents (68–78%)

Over a quarter of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims were aged between 25 and 34 years at the date of report (25–33%).

The most common location for assault was:

  • residential for New South Wales (69%) and South Australia (67%)

  • community for the Northern Territory (47%)

Sexual assault

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of sexual assault recorded in 2020 were:

  • 873 victims in New South Wales

  • 578 victims in Queensland

  • 168 victims in the Northern Territory

  • 110 victims in South Australia

Most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of sexual assault:

  • were female (75–88%)

  • reported the incident to police within a year, ranging from 68% in New South Wales to 92% in the Northern Territory

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of sexual assault:

  • around two-fifths were FDV-related incidents (38–43%)

  • the incidents most commonly occurred at a residential location, ranging from 43% in the Northern Territory to 74% in Queensland

Victims of family and domestic violence-related offences

Homicide and related offences

There were 145 victims of family and domestic violence (FDV) related homicide recorded in 2020, an increase of 12% (15 victims) from the previous year.

Nationally, almost two in five homicide and related offences (37% or 145 victims) recorded by state and territory police were FDV-related. Murder accounted for 57% (82 victims) of FDV-related homicide in 2020.

For victims of FDV-related homicide:

  • most were female (59% or 86 victims)

  • the most common age at report was 45 years and over (39% or 56 victims)

Most FDV-related homicides:

  • occurred at a residential location (86% or 124 victims)

  • involved the use of a weapon (57% or 82 victims), most commonly a knife (42 victims)

 

Read 57 times

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.