NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research


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Research report

25 Nov 2014

There is no evidence licensed premises are systematically concealing assaults in a bid to avoid losing their liquor license or to avoid having restrictions imposed on their trading hours, according to this report.

Aim To determine whether there has been any change in...

Research report

30 Oct 2014

The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.


This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender,...

Research report

3 Oct 2014

This paper examines how recorded crime trends in New South Wales may be affected by the percentage of crimes ‘rejected’ by police as not genuine.


Crime trends in NSW are based on crimes recorded by police and accepted by them as...

Research report

23 Sep 2014

This study finds that although suspended sentences were introduced as an alternative to prison, in New South Wales they appear to have had the opposite effect.


Aim: To see whether the introduction of suspended sentences reduced the number of offenders...

Research report

18 Sep 2014

Examines factors associated with early, late, and not guilty pleas in the District Court of NSW.


There are well established practical, financial and emotional benefits of obtaining guilty pleas early in criminal proceedings. While criminal proceedings in NSW are most commonly...

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