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Crimes against small business in Australia: a preliminary analysis

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 184

Santina Perrone
ISBN 0 642 24204 6 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2000


In 1999 a national survey was conducted on small businesses in the retail food, retail liquor, newsagent, pharmacy and service station sectors. This paper presents preliminary results of victimisation and patterns of repeat victimisation. It highlights business characteristics associated with a heightened risk of victimisation.

This project was funded by the Crime Prevention Branch of the Criminal Justice Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.