Half a million Aussies threatened with assault

ALMOST half a million Australians were threatened with assault during 2013-14.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Tuesday revealed Australians were more likely to have experienced "threatened assault" than any other type of personal crime.

The statistics only cover people more than 15 years old. William Milne, of the ABS, said almost two-thirds of victims did not report the incidents to police.

"For men, the threat was most likely to come from a stranger, while for women it was more likely to come from someone they knew," he said.

"When it comes to household crime, malicious property damage continues to be the most common, with over half a million homes, about 6%, experiencing it."

- APN NEWSDESK


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