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The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.
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.
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.
Examines factors associated with early, late, and not guilty pleas in the District Court of NSW.
This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.
This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.
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.
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.
Being a victim of violent crime has a damaging effect on mental health, particularly for women, according to this report.
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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