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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR

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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.

Introduction

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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16 Jun 2014

Being a victim of violent crime has a damaging effect on mental health, particularly for women, according to this report.

The needs and experiences of victims of crime have become increasingly recognised as an important aspect of criminal justice and public policy. In Australia, victim...

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02 Jun 2014

In the 24 months to March 2014, domestic violence, indecent assault 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 the 17 major offences showed...

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30 May 2014

Aim: To investigate characteristics and trends from 2003/04 to 2012/13 in female persons of interest (POIs) recorded by NSW Police.

Method: The number of female and male POIs were informed by data on POIs proceeded against by police from the NSW Police...

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