Armed robbery in Australia: 2007 National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program annual report


The National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program (NARMP) was established in 2003 to fill an information gap on trends and patterns of armed robbery in Australia, with a particular focus on identifying changes over time in the use of specific weapons.

The 2007 annual report is the fifth publication since the (AIC) began monitoring this offence. Building on previous analyses, this 2007 report provides an overview of the 7,133 victims of armed robbery and the situations, including locations, which made them vulnerable to victimisation.

The 2007 data collection and annual report has included additional information about armed robbery incidents. In total, there were 6,086 armed robbery incidents in 2007.

A case study is presented in this year’s annual report examining some of the most serious incidents of armed robbery, including those carried out by ‘professional’ offenders.