The latest data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on housing consumption showed Australia spent more than the entire OECD average on housing last year.
The latest data on housing purchases and rentals in Australia showed the average Australian household spent $1,054 on housing in the 12 months to March 31, with the national median household expenditure of $1.842 per household.
According to the latest data, the average price of a detached house in Australia was $1 million last year, while the median price of an owner-occupied house was $2.5 million.
A study by the Australian Institute of Criminology last year estimated that Australia had one of the highest rates of crime in the OECD.
“Australia has one of Australia’s highest rates for property crime in terms of property crime convictions,” the report stated.
While crime rates in Australia have been declining over the past decade, property crime has increased over that time.
This has been a contributing factor to the increase in property crime that occurred over the course of 2016, according to the report.
At the same time, the report found that the Australian capital city of Melbourne has the highest rate of property crimes in the world.
However, while crime rates have decreased over the last decade, the amount of property property crime remains high.
In 2016, Australia recorded 4,631 property crimes, which was a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 population, according the Australian Crime Commission.
Data released last year by the NSW Police showed that the rate of home burglaries in the state was at an all-time high of 3,906 per 100 000 population, with a property crime rate of 1,938 per 100 million people.
With the number of crimes being recorded per person on a monthly basis, this means that the average household in the Sydney metropolitan area recorded 5,847 home burglars and 1,788 property crimes.
Another important statistic from the NSW police report, which came as no surprise to the Crime Prevention Council, was that the number and severity of property offences have increased significantly over the years.
Australia recorded a total of 13,842,000 property crimes during 2016, which included 9,871,000 crimes committed against the person, with an average of 6,958 property crimes per 100 100,00 population.
Since 2000, the number has increased by 6,069 per 100 thousand population, or a rate per 100 person of 8,062.