Crime

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Criminal offences
Criminal statistics
Criminals
NARROWER TERMS


Briefing paper

"No body, no parole" laws

This briefing paper puts the proposed New South Wales 'no body, no parole' law reforms in context, reviews similar laws in Australia and other jurisdictions, and outlines the reasons for, and criticisms of, the reforms.
Report

Stalking: final report

This report is the first Australian inquiry into non-family violence stalking laws. It contains 45 recommendations to improve the ways that the justice system treats people who have experienced stalking in a non-family violence context.
Report

Long-term sentencing trends in Victoria

This report reviews 20 years of data in the Council's 'Sentencing Snapshots' to identify changes in sentencing practices in the higher courts for a select number of offences.
Report

Blueprint for a better future: paving the way for youth justice reform in Western Australia

This document outlines an evidence-based, alternative vision for a more effective and connected youth justice system in Western Australia. The report articulates a whole-of-system approach that responds to the underlying causes of offending to reduce crime, ensures the wellbeing of children and young people, and...
Report

Financial investigation for routine policing in Australia

Financial investigation is commonly used in policing serious and organised crime. It is less frequently used in routine policing. This paper explores the potential for financial investigation to be used for a wider range of policing purposes.
Briefing paper

Has the rate of domestic and family violence changed in NSW? Victim survey results from July 2008 to June 2020

This research aimed to examine prevalence and trends in domestic and family violence in New South Wales, as indicated by crime victim survey results. This report outlines the findings of the research, with one key finding being that trends in the rate of domestic violence...
Report

Estimating the costs of serious and organised crime in Australia, 2020–21

This report estimates the cost of serious and organised crime in Australia in 2020–21 to be between $24.8 billion and $60.1 billion. This is the third in a series of reports undertaken for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimating the cost of serious and organised...
Report

Predicting high-harm offending using machine learning: an application to outlaw motorcycle gangs

The nature of offending by outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs), and policing responses, requires a novel approach to risk assessment. This study uses machine learning methods to develop a risk assessment tool to predict recorded high-harm offending. Results are compared with those of a model predicting...
Report

Homicide in Australia 2019–20

The National Homicide Monitoring Program is Australia’s only national data collection on homicide incidents, victims and offenders. This report describes the 261 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
Report

Youth Justice Indicators summary report: December 2021

Focusing on the 2020/2021 time period, this report has been prepared to help those involved in youth justice understand system-wide trends and issues.
Report

Attrition of human trafficking and slavery cases through the Australian criminal justice system

The investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and slavery cases is challenging. The purpose of this study was twofold: to identify the points of attrition in the criminal justice process (defined as when a matter was referred to the police until the achievement of a...
Report

Helping hands: understanding Vietnamese offenders in Victoria

The Vietnamese community is the largest refugee community in Australia. This report is the outcome of a pilot project on Vietnamese offenders conducted in Victoria in 2020–2021.
Discussion paper

The ‘80 per cent rule’: the serious violent offences scheme in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld) - issues paper

This issues paper has been prepared to gather and present information about the serious violent offences scheme to assist stakeholders and community members to provide their views to the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council on the scheme and options for reform.
Report

Organised crime and criminal careers: findings from an Australian sample

This study analyses the recorded criminal histories of a sample of individuals affiliated with known organised crime groups.
Report

Estimating the cost of pure cybercrime to Australian individuals

This report estimates the cost of pure cyber-crime to individuals in Australia in 2019.
Discussion paper

Stalking: consultation paper

This consultation paper has been released to assist the VLRC to review and report on Victoria’s legal responses to stalking, harassment and similar conduct, including the statutory framework for and operation of the Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) system.
Report

Fraud and its relationship to pandemics and economic crises: from Spanish flu to COVID-19

This report seeks to draw out the common characteristics of frauds associated with pandemics. The report identifies some novel crime types and methodologies arising during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 that were not seen in previous pandemics.
Report

Early-career offending trajectories among outlaw motorcycle gang members

This study examines the criminal histories of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members during adolescence and early adulthood to determine whether the profile of young members has changed over time.
Report

The criminal career trajectories of domestic violence offenders

Domestic violence offending often forms part of a broader pattern of offending. This study examines the officially recorded criminal careers of 2,076 domestic violence offenders and 9,925 non-domestic violence offenders in New South Wales in the 10 years following their first police proceeding.
Report

Homicide in Australia 2018–19

This report describes the 224 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police (except Australian Capital Territory) between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.