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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR

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27 Nov 2014

Large-scale seizures of cocaine, heroin and amphetamine-type substances (ATS) do not result in any reduction in overdoses on these drugs or on arrests for use and possession of these drugs, according to this report.

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the question...

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25 Nov 2014

There is no evidence licensed premises are systematically concealing assaults in a bid to avoid losing their liquor license or to avoid having restrictions imposed on their trading hours, according to this report.

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To determine whether there has been any change...

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30 Oct 2014

The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.

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This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender,...

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03 Oct 2014

This paper examines how recorded crime trends in New South Wales may be affected by the percentage of crimes ‘rejected’ by police as not genuine.

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Crime trends in NSW are based on crimes recorded by police and accepted by them as genuine. The trend in...

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23 Sep 2014

This study finds that although suspended sentences were introduced as an alternative to prison, in New South Wales they appear to have had the opposite effect.

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Aim: To see whether the introduction of suspended sentences reduced the number...

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18 Sep 2014

Examines factors associated with early, late, and not guilty pleas in the District Court of NSW.

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There are well established practical, financial and emotional benefits of obtaining guilty pleas early in criminal proceedings. While criminal proceedings...

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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,...

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11 Sep 2014

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

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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...

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04 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:

  1. robbery without a weapon (down 18.7%);
  2. break and enter dwelling (
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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.

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

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