NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research


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Research report

26 Sep 2016

Aim: To examine the effect of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) and subsequent ‘show-cause’ amendments on trends in the number and proportion of defendants being refused bail.

Method: Descriptive analysis of the number of defendants, proportion of all defendants and proportion of...

Research report

16 Sep 2016

Aim: To determine whether the fine amount, the fine detection mode and the socioeconomic status of the offender influence the willingness to pay a fine.

Method: Adults from NSW were surveyed about their experience with traffic fines and willingness to pay fines....

Research report

13 Sep 2016

Aim: To examine trends in the use of conditional discharges in New South Wales Local Courts between 2004 and 2015.

Method: Data for adults found guilty of at least one offence in the New South Wales Local Courts between January 2004 and...


5 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...

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 who served between 18 and...

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