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Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015.
Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend...
Aim: To identify the situational and offender characteristics associated with prison sentences for Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) breaches.
Method: Case narratives from police incident reports of ADVO breach incidents in NSW were analysed. Two samples were examined: (1) breach incidents where...
Between 2007 and 2014 trial delay in the NSW District Criminal Court increased 34% for defendants on bail and 44% for those on remand. In 2014 the pending caseload had increased to 1716 trials. This reports finds these results to be due...
Aim: To consider trends in bail and remand prior to and immediately following the implementation of the Bail Act (2013) on 20 May 2014 and the ‘show cause’ amendments on 28 January 2015.
Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in police use of...
This study finds that the January 2014 reforms appear to have reduced the incidence of assault in the Kings Cross and CBD entertainment precincts.
Aims: To determine (1) whether the January 2014 reforms to the NSW Liquor Act reduced the...
Property offences have been declining in New South Wales, but one crime which has bucked this trend is fraud.
Aim: 1) To provide an understanding of the nature of fraud incidents recorded by NSW Police. 2) To find out which...
This paper analyses the pattern of non-fatal shootings in NSW, covering trends, spatial distribution and other characteristics.
Method: This study considers the incidence of non-fatal shooting incidents recorded by NSW Police, in particular shoot with intent, discharge firearm into premises and unlawfully discharge...
After steadily increasing for more than a decade, from mid 2009 the NSW prison population started falling. This paper identifies why this has occurred.
Method: The study relied upon administrative data. Corrections data was considered to gauge the size, timing and nature of...
While the offence is certainly serious, the incidence of household burglary in NSW has fallen considerably in the past 10 years.
Aim: To examine changes in the types of objects stolen in household burglary offences.
Method: Comparison of police-recorded numbers, rates...
The Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) opened in Kings Cross in May 2001. This paper examines whether there have been (a) increases in the volume of robbery, property crime and drug offences in Kings Cross Local Area Command, or (b) increases in the proportion of...