NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
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 the effect of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) and subsequent ‘show-cause’ amendments on trends in the number and proportion of defendants being refused bail.
Method: Descriptive analysis of the number of defendants, proportion of all defendants and proportion of...
Aim: To determine whether the fine amount, the fine detection mode and the socioeconomic status of the offender influence the willingness to pay a fine.
Method: Adults from NSW were surveyed about their experience with traffic fines and willingness to pay fines....
Aim: To examine trends in the use of conditional discharges in New South Wales Local Courts between 2004 and 2015.
Method: Data for adults found guilty of at least one offence in the New South Wales Local Courts between January 2004 and...
In the 24 months to June 2016, two of the 17 major offences showed a significant upward trend across NSW, nine were trending downward and the remaining six offences were stable. The offences trending upward were steal from retail store (up 6.3%) and fraud (up...
Aim: To determine whether recidivism was associated with parole release authority; and to determine whether re-offending was also related to being under supervision or not.
Method: Time to first proven re-offence was examined for 1,644 matched offenders who served between 18 and...
Aim: To investigate whether completing the Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) program for moderate to high risk/needs sex offenders reduces re-offending.
Method: The study sample includes 386 male offenders identified by custodial staff as suitable for participation in CUBIT who were released from...
Non-domestic assaults, particularly alcohol related incidents, have long been the source of community discussion and media attention. This has increased since the 'lockout an last drinks' laws were introduced to the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross in February 2014.
The Sydney Local Government Area...
Aim: To investigate whether referral to the Intensive Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program (IDATP) reduces re‑offending and/or returns to custody.
Method: The study sample included 1,285 offenders who were released from NSW custody on or after 1 January 2013, all of whom...