Report on Crimes against International Students in Australia

21 October 2011

A report into the incidence of assault and robbery crimes against overseas students in Australia between 2005- 2009 was released on August 11th, 2011 by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). This is the first major study of its kind in Australia.

Key findings show:

  • Rates of assault for Indian students were lower than or on par with rates for the general Australian population.
  • Rates of robbery against Indian students were higher than average for Australians in larger states for most years.
  • The proportion of robberies against Indian students occurring at commercial locations was approximately double that recorded for students from other countries.
  • Over half of robberies against Indian students on commercial premises occurred at service stations.

The full report can be accessed on the Australian Institute of Criminology website.

Click to view the Australian Institute of Criminology - Crimes Against International Students 

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