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DNA evidence has made a significant contribution to criminal investigations in Australia and around the world since it was widely adopted in the 1990s. The direct matching of DNA profiles, such as comparing one obtained from a crime scene with one obtained...
The number of prisoners in Australian prisons has been increasing over the past decade. In Western Australia the number of female offenders has increased by 40 percent over the past five years. One contributing factor to this increase may be the re...
Misuse of personal information lies at the heart of identity crime and continues to affect all sectors of the Australian community.
To understand the trends associated with identity crime and misuse in Australia, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) was, in...
New data shows the continuing national rise in methamphetamine use among Australian police detainees.
Delivered by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program supports the National Drug Strategy through its timely provision of data...
Provides an analysis from the AIC’s Database of Victimisation Experiences (DoVE) of cases of common assault that are not related to domestic disputes or involving sexual assault.
In 2012, there were 116,105 recorded victims of physical assault in New South Wales,...
The Illicit Drug Data Report is produced by the Australian Crime Commission and is recognised as one of the most valuable tools for law enforcement agencies, policy and decision makers, research bodies and other stakeholders in developing strategies to combat the threat posed by illicit...
Presents a snapshot of the public’s exposure to consumer scams, to assess the range of ways in which scams can affect victims and their families, to determine how victims respond and to identify emerging typologies, and look at issues that could be used to inform...
Overview: This paper summarises a recent Parliamentary Library publication on domestic violence. It provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.
This paper uses the term domestic violence to refer to ‘acts of violence that occur...
Presents statistics relating to the criminal jurisdictions of the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's Courts across Australia for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Summary This publication presents nationally comparable statistics relating to the criminal jurisdictions of the...
This review analysed the events that led up to the Martin Place siege and the range of interactions the gunman had with agencies including the criminal justice system, beginning with his arrival in Australia.
At around 8.33 am on 15 December...