Australians were more likely to be victims of crime than any other developed country.
More alarmingly criminals were also resorting to holding up people in the streets.
A similar armed robbery spree occurred last Sept.
The latest report from the Bureau of crime statistics reveals that of all robberies without a weapon , only 13 percent were solved within 90 days. For robberies with a firearm, the figure was 9.3 per cent.