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BOCSAR

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Statistics

05 Sep 2016

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 1.7%).

The offences trending...

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Research report

30 Aug 2016

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...

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Research report

18 Aug 2016

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...

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10 Aug 2016

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...

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Research report

10 Aug 2016

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...

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Research report

21 Jul 2016

The data in this report are extracted from the Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) Offender Integrated Management System (OIMS) and the Juvenile Justice NSW (JJNSW) Client Information Management System (CIMS).

The adult custody population figures include only those persons held in gazetted...

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Evaluation

24 Jun 2016

Aim: To examine the effect of the Police and Citizen Youth Clubs (PCYC) Young Offender program on re-offending.

Method: Young people who were referred to a PCYC Young Offender program in New South Wales (NSW) between 2010 and 2013 were matched (68% of 2,055, n=1,405) to a group of young...

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Report

14 Jun 2016

New research by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) shows that prison is no more effective in deterring domestic violence (DV) offenders than a suspended sentence.

BOCSAR compared 1,612 matched pairs of DV offenders, one of whom received a prison sentence of 12 months or...

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Research report

20 Apr 2016

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...

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Statistics

20 Apr 2016

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 (COPS) of the...

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