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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR

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Research report

24 Aug 2015

Summary

Between 2007 and 2014 trial delay in the NSW District Criminal Court increased 34% for defendants on bail and 44% for those on remand.  In 2014 the pending caseload had increased to 1716 trials. This reports finds these results to be due to increases in the volume...

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Research report

19 Aug 2015

Aim: To consider trends in bail and remand prior to and immediately following the implementation of the Bail Act (2013) on 20 May 2014 and the ‘show cause’ amendments on 28 January 2015.

Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in police use of Bail CANs,...

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Research report

02 Jun 2015

In the 60 months to March 2015, domestic violence, indecent assault, sexual assult, theft from dwelling and fraud increased in New South Wales, while other types of major offences decreased or remained stable.

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In the 24 months to March 2014, only three of...

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Research report

28 May 2015

This report deals with criminal cases finalised in 2014 in the New South Wales Local, Children’s, District and Supreme Courts.

Introduction

While criminal disposals have increased in the Local and Higher Courts, they have fallen in the Children’s Court. In the...

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Briefing paper

18 May 2015

Prison population forecasting is fraught with difficulty. Many factors affect the size of the prison population, including levels of crime, the number of arrests, the proportion of arrestees convicted, the proportion refused bail, the proportion given a prison sentence, the average length of...

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Statistics

18 May 2015

This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay. Separate figures are presented for juveniles and adults. The...

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Research report

16 Apr 2015

Presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2014, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2014.

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The report includes an overview of trends in the most recent two-year...

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Research report

16 Apr 2015

This study finds that the January 2014 reforms appear to have reduced the incidence of assault in the Kings Cross and CBD entertainment precincts.

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Aims: To determine (1) whether the January 2014 reforms to the NSW Liquor Act reduced the...

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Research report

16 Apr 2015

In the period since 1990, assault and sexual assault rates recorded significant long term upward trends whilst the other eight offences analysed in this report were trending down or stable.

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Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyse the...

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Research report

15 Apr 2015

Aim: To investigate whether the NSW Higher and Local Courts have become more lenient across a range of offence categories.

Method: Examination of trends from 1994 to 2013 in bail outcomes, the use of imprisonment as a sanction for convicted offenders, and...

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