NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
This report deals with criminal cases finalised in 2009 by the New South Wales (NSW) Local, Children’s, District and Supreme Courts.
In 2009 there have been significant changes to the way court data is both collected and counted which have affected the continuity of...
The Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) opened in Kings Cross in May 2001. This paper examines whether there have been (a) increases in the volume of robbery, property crime and drug offences in Kings Cross Local Area Command, or (b) increases in the proportion of...
This study examines the effect of prison on re-offending among offenders convicted of either non-aggravated assault or burglary.
Method: The effect of prison on re-offending was examined by comparing time to re-conviction among 96 matched pairs of convicted burglars and 406 matched pairs of...
Aim: To examine the characteristics of, and trends in, police-recorded assault incidents involving school-aged children on school premises in NSW.
Method: The sample consisted of all incidents of assault recorded by NSW police officers as having occurred on school premises between 2005...
This study shows the pattern of sentencing for a range of domestic violence offences in the NSW Local and District Criminal Courts, and identifies the characteristics which influence whether offenders guilty of domestic violence- related assault receive a sentence of imprisonment.
Method: Data were...
The NSW Compulsory Drug Treatment Program (CDTP) has had a positive effect on the physical and mental health of offenders who enter it, according to this report.
The CDTP began in August 2006 and operates as a five-stage post-sentencing program. Drug treatment and rehabilitation...
New figures indicate that use of narcotics (e.g. heroin) and cocaine is increasing, according to this Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief.
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research examined trends in arrests for narcotics and cocaine possession and overdoses on narcotics and...
Two new measures of offence seriousness in NSW are assessed in this Crime and Justice Bulletin.
The first measure of offence seriousness, Median Sentence Ranking (MSR), was constructed by identifying the median sentence actually imposed in each Australian Standard Offence Classification group. The data...
Levels of psycho-stimulant (e.g. amphetamine or cocaine) use are comparatively low amongst the general population of drinkers, reports this recent Crime and Justice Bureau Brief.
Following reports that some of the violence on licensed premises might be attributable to the use of drugs such...
This study examines the relationship between various statutory presumptions surrounding bail and the risk of bail refusal.
Method: A total 37,165 cases where defendants were either granted or refused bail by a Local Court were analysed to determine what impact the presumptions surrounding...