TASMANIA is a state of trolls and online haters, national crime data released this week shows.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics report revealed Tasmanians were more likely to be victims of indirect threats than anywhere in the country, for the second year running.
Tasmania's ``non-face-to-face threatened assault'' victimisation rate was 2.6 per cent in 2011-12, more than double the national average.
These type of assaults include threats made over the phone, via email or social media.
National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics director Fiona Dowsley said the most significant finding for Tasmania was the drop in malicious property damage.
She said the offence had gone from affecting 20,000 households to 15,000 homes in 2011-12.
In most other offence categories, Tasmania remained stable.
Yesterday, the Australian Institute of Criminology released its homicide report for 2008-10 showing that Tasmania had the highest rate of murder by an acquaintance.
But it said caution should be exercised when considering the results, given that the actual number of homicides during the period was low compared to other states and territories.
Tasmania recorded 14 homicides between 2008 and 2010.