NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Aim: To describe and discuss trends in age-specific rates of offending for property crime, robbery and serious assault.
Method: Descriptive statistics and graphical displays.
Results: The number of people apprehended by police for property crime and robbery has fallen sharply...
Describes the nature of malicious damage to property offences in Bourke Local Government Area, considering the characteristics of both the offence and known offenders.
In the 12 months to March 2014, the rate of malicious damage to property offences in Bourke...
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...
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.
Aim To determine whether there has been any change in...
The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.
This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender,...
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.
Crime trends in NSW are based on crimes recorded by police and accepted by them as...
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.
Aim: To see whether the introduction of suspended sentences reduced the number of offenders...
Examines factors associated with early, late, and not guilty pleas in the District Court of NSW.
There are well established practical, financial and emotional benefits of obtaining guilty pleas early in criminal proceedings. While criminal proceedings in NSW are most commonly...
This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.
The current study sought to address four questions of importance to correctional policy:
1. Does unconditional release increase the risk, speed or seriousness...
This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.
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 types...