Australia is one of the safest countries in the world, according to the 2017 Crime Threat Index.
But what’s the best place to be a victim of crime?
Crime statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal a wide variety of things, from the safest cities in Australia to the most dangerous in the developed world.
This is the third in a series on what makes a good place to live in the Western Australian capital city.
Crime data from 2016 and 2017 are based on an international index compiled by the UN Crime Prevention Research Centre (CPRC).
The index includes information on the number of violent crimes, serious crimes and property crimes, which are counted by the ABS in their annual Crime Survey.
The latest data covers January to March 2017, when more than 8,000 offences were reported.
Crime stats from 2016, 2017 and 2018 are all included in this story.
Crime figures from 2016 to 2018: Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Brisbane, Adelaide, Geelong, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide Metro, Perth Metro, Bundaberg, Geeloo, Cairns, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Nelson, Rockhampton, Sandringham, Tuggeranong, Wyndham Vale, Wyong, and Yarraville.
For the latest crime data, click here.
Key facts: Crime in the city: 1,067 offences were recorded, down from 1,638 in 2016 The most violent crimes were recorded in the outer suburbs of Adelaide, the most serious in Geelong and the most property crimes in Launcestons outer suburbs.
There were no violent crimes recorded in Brisbane.
Adelaide recorded more than 500 incidents of serious crime, the second-highest number of incidents in the state after Geelong.
Crimes such as aggravated trespass and burglary were also the most common types of crime recorded.
Source: ABS Crime Threat Inventory 2016-17 (AAS 2017) Source: AAS Crime Threat Survey, 2018: Crimes and injuries by category, 2017: Crime trends for Adelaide, 2016: Crime statistics for Adelaide Metropolitan Area (AMSA), 2016-2017: Adelaide Metro and Launcestones inner suburbs, 2016-2018: Collingwood, Fremantle, Gippsland, South Fremantle and North Fremantle.
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