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Armed robbery in Australia : 2004 National armed robbery monitoring program annual report

Research and public policy series no. 69

Maria Borzycki
ISBN 1 921185 03 1 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 2005

Abstract

This annual report summarises information derived from the second year of the National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program in 2004. There were fewer than 7000 reported cases of armed robbery victimisation in Australia for that year and they are examined in terms of the incident, the victim and the offender. Aspects of this crime that have not previously been closely examined, such as the type of property stolen from victims, are included and add detail to our understanding of armed robbery. This picture can then assist law enforcement and those responsible for the development of crime-reduction initiatives.