Aim: In 2015 the NSW government announced it would significantly increase the number of roadside drug tests conducted. This paper examines the impact of increased drug driving detections on the New South Wales Criminal Courts.
Method: Descriptive analysis of drug driving matters...
Aim: To determine whether there has been any change in the rate of reporting of assaults at The Star casino by staff before and after the lockout reforms were introduced in February 2014. This paper also briefly examines the characteristics of...
Examines the rise in the NSW Indigenous prison population.
Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in bail, sentencing and court appearances.
Results: The rise in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW is due to a combination of higher rates of arrest resulting in conviction,...
Aim: To describe trends in Indigenous arrest rates in New South Wales for property and violent offences.
Method: Descriptive analysis of overall and age-specific trends for property and violent crime.
Results: Over the last 15 years in NSW the rate...
Aim: To examine trends in non-domestic assault in Pyrmont and The Star casino since the February 2014 reforms contained in the Liquor Amendment Act 2014 (popularly known as the ‘lockout laws’) were implemented in central Sydney.
Method: Time series analysis, police narrative...
This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2015, with a focus on the statistical trends for the twenty-four months ending December 2015. The data were extracted from the Computerised Operational Policing System...
This brief is an annual update of the property and violent crime trends first reported in Moffatt and Poynton (2006). The aim of the paper is to examine the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidents of ten categories of property and violent crime...
Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015.
Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend...
Presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2014, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2014.
The report includes an overview of trends in...
In the period since 1990, assault and sexual assault rates recorded significant long term upward trends whilst the other eight offences analysed in this report were trending down or stable.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyse the...