Organisation

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Owning Institution:
Acronym:
BOCSAR
Evaluation

The long-term effect of the NSW Drug Court on recidivism

Treating drug-related offenders is far more effective than sending them to prison, according to this research. The researchers compared re-offending rates among Drug Court participants with offenders who had been deemed eligible for the Drug Court but not placed on it. Offenders were followed up...
Report

Circle Sentencing, incarceration and recidivism

This study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that Aboriginal people who participate in Circle Sentencing have lower rates of imprisonment and recidivism than Aboriginal people who are sentenced in the traditional way.
Briefing paper

The effect of lockout and last drinks laws on non-domestic assaults in Sydney: an update to March 2019

This research set out to examine the long term impact of the 2014 NSW liquor law amendments on non-domestic assaults in Kings Cross, the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. As in previous studies, a significant reduction in non-domestic assaults in the Kings Cross and Sydney...
Report

New South Wales recorded crime statistics: quarterly update March 2019

This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to March 2019, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending March 2019. The data were extracted from the Computerised Operational Policing System...
Briefing paper

Domestic and family violence by juvenile offenders: offender, victim and incident characteristics

This study of domestic violence perpetrated by juveniles has found that in the majority of cases the victim is a family member, typically the parent of the offender.