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Australian Crime Stats

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Author: chris.lockyer781

The Australian Government has imposed stringent gun laws. Conservative legislators were responsible for the passing of an elaborate gun control program. The laws outlawed automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Strict licensing laws were also implemented which included background checks and waiting periods for gun acquisition. The conservative government also came up with a buyback program. Citizens were compensated for surrendering or reporting on illegal automatic and semi-automatic rifles. With this program, more than 650,000 firearms were given up and destroyed. The cost was estimated at $360 million. Australians cannot possess firearms without acceptable cause. Australia is one of the few countries that became stricter in terms of gun control laws recently. The crime rate for murder is also decreasing gradually.

Definitions

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • Convictions per 1000: Number of people convicted of a crime. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes: Amnesty International
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders with firearms per million: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Acquitted 1,156 2002 35th out of 60
Age of criminal responsibility 10 2014 44th out of 58
Age of criminal responsibility (notes) Age of criminal responsibility in Australia . Rebuttable presumption of incapacity of committing crime: under 14. 2014
Assault victims 2.4% 2002 3rd out of 20
Assaults 797 2003 1st out of 1
Auto theft 436.2 2004 2nd out of 18
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.26 2014 38th out of 93
Burglaries 1,530.2 2006 1st out of 55
Car thefts 139,094 2002 7th out of 73
Car thefts per 1000 7.08 2002 2nd out of 73
Convictions 14,998 2006 25th out of 40
Convictions per 1000 0.725 2006 32nd out of 39
Crime levels 46.01 2014 47th out of 93
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,985 1985 1st out of 1
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,984 1984 1st out of 1
Death penalty > Last executed 1,967 1967 1st out of 1
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 10.6% 2007 4th out of 26
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 1.2% 2012 21st out of 24
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 48.9% 2012 10th out of 24
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 33.5% 2007 1st out of 2
Drugs > Opiates use 0.5% 2004 5th out of 30
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 49.47 2014 49th out of 93
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 80.65 2014 43th out of 93
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 29.68 2014 40th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 38.71 2014 51st out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 42.29 2014 39th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 34.5 2014 62nd out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 44.68 2014 48th out of 93
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 15 2007 20th out of 29
Illicit drugs Tasmania is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products; government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate; major consumer of cocaine and amphetamines 2011
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,967 2014 41st out of 43
Kidnappings 3.81 2006 9th out of 57
Murder rate 1.3 2009
Murders 349% 2006 8th out of 38
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.5 2004 107th out of 122
Murders > Per capita 17.01 per 1 million people 2006 18th out of 37
Murders > WHO 1.3 2004 148th out of 184
Murders committed by youths 88 1999 38th out of 72
Murders per million 16.86% 2006 18th out of 37
Murders with firearms 59 2002 25th out of 48
Murders with firearms per million 3 2002 36th out of 48
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 49.91 2014 39th out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.11 2014 82nd out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 40.21 2014 41st out of 93
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 51.15 2014 42nd out of 93
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 64% 2000 14th out of 15
Police officers 222.7 2004 8th out of 9
Prisoners 22,492 prisoners 2002 46th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 6.7% 2003 19th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people 2003 73th out of 164
Prisoners per 1000 1.14 prisoners 2002 80th out of 166
Property crime victims 13.9% 2002 2nd out of 20
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Treason, terrorism, drug trafficking, rape, serious child sex offences 2014
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder of police officer or other public official, murder in South Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, aircraft hijacking 2014
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes 2014
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : must have minimum term set 2014
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None 2014
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, or never; individually set by judge 2014
Rape rate 28.6 2010 6th out of 57
Rape victims 1% 2002 5th out of 20
Robberies 81.8 2002 4th out of 9
Robbery victims 1.2% 2002 3rd out of 20
Sentence Length 41.8 2002 25th out of 46
Serious assaults 3.1 2003 1st out of 1
Software piracy rate 28% 2007 93th out of 106
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 14.6 per 100,000 people 1990 6th out of 17
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 10 2011 7th out of 10
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 4.8 2011 4th out of 5
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 15.3 2011 4th out of 5
Total crime victims 30.1% 2002 1st out of 20
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force May 8, 1976
December 21, 1992
1992
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 15 2014 41st out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.16 2010 51st out of 61
Violent crime > Murder rate 229 2010 42nd out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.38 2010 73th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 229 2010 42nd out of 86
Violent crime > Murders per million people 10.38 2010 73th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 6,378 2010 6th out of 57
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 289.05 2010 6th out of 57

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Australia Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Convictions 4 Prisoners 4
Death penalty 3 Punishment 6
Drugs 5 Suicide rates 10
Fear of crime 9 Violent crime 8
Perceived problems 4

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The Australian Government has imposed stringent gun laws. Conservative legislators were responsible for the passing of an elaborate gun control program. The laws outlawed automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Strict licensing laws were also implemented which included background checks and waiting periods for gun acquisition. The conservative government also came up with a buyback program. Citizens were compensated for surrendering or reporting on illegal automatic and semi-automatic rifles. With this program, more than 650,000 firearms were given up and destroyed. The cost was estimated at $360 million. Australians cannot possess firearms without acceptable cause. Australia is one of the few countries that became stricter in terms of gun control laws recently. The crime rate for murder is also decreasing gradually.

Posted on 28 Mar 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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In response to <i>shahid</i>:<p>The country with the highest reported total per capita crime rate is Dominica followed by New Zealand and Finland. For further information on <a href=/graph/cri_tot_cri>total crimes</a> or particular types of crime such as <a href=/graph/cri_mur>murder</a>, <a href=/graph/cri_dru_off>drug offences</a>, <a href=/graph/cri_ass>assault</a> or <a href=/graph/cri_ass>car theft</a> see the <a href=/cat/Crime>crime</a> category.</p><p>In order to achieve a fair comparison, all crime statistics should be viewed per capita. It should also be noted that crime statistics only include reported crime. Crime is more likely to be reported when people feel that they can <a href=/graph/cri_rep_to_pol>report crime</a> to the police and have confidence in the <a href=/graph/lif_con_in_soc_ins_pol&int=-1>police</a> and the <a href=/graph/lif_con_in_soc_ins_leg_sys&int=-1>legal system</a>.</p>

Posted on 27 Mar 2005

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Edria Murray, Staff editor

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Death penalty > Abolition date 1,985 [44th of 64]
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,984 [3rd of 20]
Death penalty > Last executed 1,967 [18th of 55]

Ha! These are DATES!

Last person executed - 1967
CP abolished - 1985

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Australia

Posted on 11 Feb 2013

Brock

Brock

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Hi i didn't know 15,630 people get raped every year!!! Is this info true.....?

Posted on 01 Jul 2010

Greg

Greg

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. -- removed bit about death penalty hopes it doesn't posted rolls eyes --

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

replica

replica

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. I'm not sure how we have executed 1,900 criminals, lol. Even if they were counting ones prior to it being abolished in 1967, I doubt we'd match up against the UK. In fact, there were 114 in the 20th century. Also, notable is the absence of countries which actually have the death penalty, such as the US.

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

Dwayne

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. I'm not sure how we have executed 1,900 criminals, lol. (I'm not sure what those figures mean. shrug) Even if they were counting ones prior to it being abolished in 1967, I doubt we'd match up against the UK. In fact, there were 114 in the 20th century. Also, notable is the absence of countries which actually have the death penalty, such as the US.

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

Dwayne

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Copyright and computer based fraud are two completely overlooked crimes all over the world, and people like publishers of Limewire seem to get off without a slap on the wrist. These two crime cost the Australian Government millions of dollars each year.

Posted on 01 Feb 2010

Jake

Jake