NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR
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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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11 September 2014

This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.

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11 September 2014

This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.

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4 September 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.

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28 July 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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