Weapon use (during crime) in Australia

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posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 04:20 AM
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I have, plain and simply, found for you, the 2012 official statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

This information is all about the use of weapons during a crime.

I shall be quoting directly from the page.



Australian Bureau of Statistics


The below text is a direct quote:

"In 2012, a weapon was used against the victim in the majority of murder and attempted murder offences (68% or 173 offences and 77% or 123 offences respectively). This is in contrast to sexual assault (96% or 17,475 offences) and kidnapping/abduction (84% or 537 offences) in which no weapon was used in the majority of offences. No weapon was used in just over half (52% or 6,878 offences) of robbery offences.

When a weapon was used committing a murder, a knife (29% or 73 offences) was the weapon used more often than a firearm (17% or 44 offences). Conversely, a firearm (35% or 55 offences) was used in committing attempted murder offences more often than a knife (29% or 46 offences)."




We see that weapon assisted murders were dominated by knife attacks (73 offences).

We see that weapon assisted attempted murders were dominated by firearms (55 offences).



That information is simple enough to understand.

Australia is very much a peaceful country, if only 44 people out of 22.68 million (2012) get killed by a gun within a 12 month period.


Thank you for reading.




posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 04:35 AM
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I'm an Australian - it's still 44 too many.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 04:37 AM
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Another thing I may add is that gun levels are back to pre port arthur massacre levels. Basically nothings changed we just have more drivebys.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 04:42 AM
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Per 100,000 people?

Pretty sure it's per 100,000.
edit on 24-9-2013 by chucknasty because: 100000



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 04:58 AM
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chucknasty
Per 100,000 people?

Pretty sure it's per 100,000.
edit on 24-9-2013 by chucknasty because: 100000



No. I'm afraid it's not.


It's a totality report of every weapon-related crime of 2012.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:00 AM
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Unrealised

chucknasty
Per 100,000 people?

Pretty sure it's per 100,000.
edit on 24-9-2013 by chucknasty because: 100000



No. I'm afraid it's not.


It's a totality report of every weapon-related crime of 2012.


Explanatory note # 17



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:05 AM
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blueyezblkdragon
reply to post by Unrealised
 


Another thing I may add is that gun levels are back to pre port arthur massacre levels. Basically nothings changed we just have more drivebys.


Nothing's chganged?

Knowing the future must be hard work.

Yep, we should have guns in the hands of every one, that way any crimes involving guns drops to zero.

Somehow..



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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chucknasty

Unrealised

chucknasty
Per 100,000 people?

Pretty sure it's per 100,000.
edit on 24-9-2013 by chucknasty because: 100000



No. I'm afraid it's not.


It's a totality report of every weapon-related crime of 2012.


Explanatory note # 17



I will have to look into this.
edit on 24-9-2013 by Unrealised because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:12 AM
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Here, we have the explanatory notes.

Explanatory notes


Some are very interesting.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:15 AM
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dude check out mexico. to the south of north america
Crime rates in Mexico per 100,000 inhabitants
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 USA in 2004
Total Crimes 1433.81 1439.41 1391.54 1521.93 1503.71 4118.76
Murder 14.93 15.13 14.11 13.94 13.04 5.62
Murder with firearm 3.45 4.54 3.66 3.53 2.58 3.12
Assault 254.35 257.39 260.39 260.41 251.91 NA
Aggravated assault 171.06 172.02 185.01 187.33 186.68 310.14
Rape 11.89 11.9 13.33 13.05 14.26 32.99
Theft 148.27 108.11 100.22 116.74 112.47 2445.80
Automobile theft 161.15 161.52 162.10 150.66 139.86 432.12
Robbery 316.54 274.63 219.59 158.16 146.57 145.87
Burglary 145.72 153.58 142.58 NA NA 746.22
Fraud 54.63 50.48 50.96 54.64 61.47 NA
Drug offenses 20.62 23.97 24.65 23.38 23.40 NA
Source: The 7th[4] and 8th[5] Surveys, United Nations



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:15 AM
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I stand corrected. It is per 100,000 people.


No no nooooo!!

Do not allow yourself to stand corrected!!

The premise of your OP is correct!!

In the footnotes there is no reference to Explanatory Note #17.

Your figures are correct per population... so we have 17475 sexual assualts per 100 000 then??



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:16 AM
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America is about 60x's higher I think.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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Cool thanks for the ABS stats, but is there a point you're trying to make with them? That we have less fatal gun crime than another nation? or that you want knives to be banned?

Like what are you trying to say here?



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:27 AM
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Perhaps
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I stand corrected. It is per 100,000 people.


No no nooooo!!

Do not allow yourself to stand corrected!!

The premise of your OP is correct!!

In the footnotes there is no reference to Explanatory Note #17.

Your figures are correct per population... so we have 17475 sexual assualts per 100 000 then??



Actually, you could be very correct.


Bringing up the whole sexual-assault thing really made sense.



Edit: I am going to call up tomorrow (in about 12 hours) and get verification.
edit on 24-9-2013 by Unrealised because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:29 AM
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cartenz
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Cool thanks for the ABS stats, but is there a point you're trying to make with them? That we have less fatal gun crime than another nation? or that you want knives to be banned?

Like what are you trying to say here?



Thank you for asking.


As subtly as I could, yes, I was intending to portray the fact that we, as a nation, have a very low rate of gun crime, as compared to the United States of America.


It's been said.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:35 AM
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Victims of assault (all assaults, of all types, including and not including murder)

Victims of Assault


I shall, again, quote from source:

In 2012, the number of victims of assault recorded in each of the selected states and territories were as follows:

Selected States.

New South Wales recorded 68,745 victims of assault; a 3% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 943 victims per 100,000 persons.

South Australia recorded 15,161 victims of assault; a 7% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 916 victims per 100,000 persons.

Western Australia recorded 23,118 victims of assault; a 7% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate was 951 victims per 100,000 persons.

The Northern Territory recorded 7,088 victims of assault; a 5% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 3,018 victims per 100,000 persons.

The Australian Capital Territory recorded 1,993 victims of assault; a decrease of 11% from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 532 victims per 100,000 persons.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:38 AM
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Here we have statistics of Weapon use and Location of Offence.


Quote:

"In 2012, victims of assault were most likely to report that no weapon was used by the offender. This was consistent across all selected states and territories. The Northern Territory recorded the highest proportion of victims of assault where a weapon was used (40%), whilst NSW recorded the lowest proportion of victims of assault where a weapon was used (7%). "



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:40 AM
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Victimisation Rate


This is very telling.


Quote:


"Changes between 2011 and 2012 in the number of victims had little impact on victimisation rates for selected person offence categories. In 2012, the Australian victimisation rates for selected person offence categories were:

Murder, 1.1 victims per 100,000 persons
Attempted murder, 0.7 victims per 100,000 persons
Manslaughter, 0.2 victims per 100,000 persons
Sexual assault, 80 victims per 100,000 persons
Kidnapping/abduction, 2.8 victims per 100,000 persons."



This includes all states and territories.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:41 AM
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Cool, cos I thought you wanted to ban knives.

Its worth noting tho, in regards to Attempted Murder (s. 283 WA, s. 306 Qld), that any action of threatening someone with a firearm would most likely result in an attempted murder charge. With a knife you can threaten people and it might not be attempted murder, because the reasonable outcome might not be a fatality. With a gun its reasonable that if you shoot someone they might die.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 05:45 AM
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Unrealised
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In 2012, the number of victims of assault recorded in each of the selected states and territories were as follows:

Selected States.

New South Wales recorded 68,745 victims of assault; a 3% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 943 victims per 100,000 persons.

South Australia recorded 15,161 victims of assault; a 7% decrease from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 916 victims per 100,000 persons.

Western Australia recorded 23,118 victims of assault; a 7% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate was 951 victims per 100,000 persons.

The Northern Territory recorded 7,088 victims of assault; a 5% increase from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 3,018 victims per 100,000 persons.

The Australian Capital Territory recorded 1,993 victims of assault; a decrease of 11% from 2011, with an overall victimisation rate of 532 victims per 100,000 persons.


*Assaults committed by police officers are not included in these statistics and the number of total assaults is higher.






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