NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR
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8 December 2014

This paper finds that providing legal advice and representation to Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) defendants does not result in fewer breaches of ADVOs, but defendants receiving legal advice and those associated with its provision were strongly supportive of the service.

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3 December 2014

In the 24 months to September 2014, none of the major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across New South Wales as a whole.

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2 December 2014

Describes and discusses trends in age-specific rates of offending for property crime, robbery and serious assault.

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1 December 2014

Describes the nature of malicious damage to property offences in Bourke Local Government Area, considering the characteristics of both the offence and known offenders.

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27 November 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.

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25 November 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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30 October 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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3 October 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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23 September 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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18 September 2014

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

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