We, as human beings, are attached to our families, friends, home, and our wealth. We tend to get worried when there’s a threat to any one of these. The implication of loss might be both mental and financial, especially when it comes to burglary.
The objective of this blog is not to put fears in your mind but to make you aware of some key statistics for your safety. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2019, there were 11,755 victims of robbery in Australia. If we were to compare this data with the previous year, there is a 16% increase in the robbery rate and the highest number of victims since 2012. Worrying, right?
Let’s take a look at some more data from different suburbs in Australia for burglary-related crimes.
In 2019, the total number of recorded victims for robbery in the state of NSW was 2,861. It recorded a 2% annual increase from 2018 for a third consecutive year. 78% of the victims were male. 42% of the robbery offences involved a weapon.
The number of robbery victims in Victoria increased by 29% from 2018 to 3,849 in 2019, the largest ever in the last ten years. No other state or territory has seen this kind of increase across Australia. The majority of the victims were males (80%). 53% of the robberies took place at a community location.
QLD saw the fifth consecutive annual increase as there were 2,621 robbery victims in 2019, the largest ever recorded in ten years. 77% of the robbery victims could not identify the offenders.
SA had one of the lowest numbers of robbery victims (603) in 2019. A quarter of these victims were between 25-34 years of age.
In 2019, the number of robbery victims increased for the second consecutive time by 15% to 1,335. Hence, the victimization rate increased to 44 victims per 100,000 persons.
Tasmania recorded 124 robbery victims in 2019, an increase of 22 victims as compared to 2018. A third of these crimes happened at a residential location. 69% of the offenders used weapons like firearms or knives, the highest across all states.
Darwin, Northern Territory:
In 2019, the number of robbery victims in the Northern Territory was 147. The majority of the crime happened at community locations.
Australian Capital Territory recorded 236 robbery victims in 2019. A quarter of these occurred at a retail location.
Law enforcement agencies cannot be present everywhere. Whether you are an individual or a business owner, you must protect yourself and your assets. That is where a security company like MA Services Group comes into the picture. If you want to know more about us and the security services we provide, why not call the team on 1300 020 406.