NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
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.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyse the...
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...
Describes trends in charges for driving while disqualified (DWD), to examine characteristics of DWD offenders and the penalties imposed on them.
To describe trends in charges for driving while disqualified (DWD), to examine characteristics of DWD offenders and the penalties imposed...
Aims: To describe the characteristics of those found guilty of breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) in NSW in 2013 and the principal penalties they received.
Method: BOCSAR’s Criminal Courts database provided information regarding the demographic characteristics of, and penalties imposed...
Property offences have been declining in New South Wales, but one crime which has bucked this trend is fraud.
Aim: 1) To provide an understanding of the nature of fraud incidents recorded by NSW Police. 2) To find out which...
This paper argues that regulatory authorities should be concerned about increases in liquor outlet density.
Aim: To investigate the relationship between liquor licence concentrations and assault rates in Local Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales.
This paper finds that public confidence in the NSW Criminal Justice System has improved since 2007, but pervasive misperceptions around crime trends and justice outcomes seemingly continue to undermine confidence.
Aim: To assess (1) the level of public confidence in...
This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for New South Wales, 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...
Aims: To determine: 1) whether providing legal advice to defendants in Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) proceedings reduces the frequency with which ADVOs are breached; 2) what defendants and stakeholders think about the pilot legal advice service provided to defendants by Legal Aid NSW....
In the 24 months to September 2014, none of the major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across New South Wales as a whole.
Ten of the major offences showed significant downward trends:non-domestic assault (down 8.1%); robbery without a weapon (down...