NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research


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Research report

11 Sep 2014

This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.

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The current study sought to address four questions of importance to correctional policy:

1. Does unconditional release increase the risk, speed or seriousness...

Research report

11 Sep 2014

This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.


Aim: To measure the rate of re-offending on parole and identify the predictors of both general and violent offending on parole. To describe the types...

Research report

4 Sep 2014

In the 24 months to June 2014, no major crime categories in New South Wales showed a significant upward trend across the state as a whole.

Seven of the major offences showed significant downward trends:

robbery without a weapon (down 18.7%); break and...

Research report

28 Jul 2014

After reaching a peak of 10,822 in April this year, the number of adults in custody in NSW fell back to 10,515 in June.


This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current...

Research report

16 Jun 2014

Being a victim of violent crime has a damaging effect on mental health, particularly for women, according to this report.

The needs and experiences of victims of crime have become increasingly recognised as an important aspect of criminal justice and public policy. In Australia,...

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