Report

Serious offending by people serving a Community Correction Order: 2018–19

This report details the number of people sentenced in 2018-19 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order.
Report

Commonwealth fraud investigations 2017-18 and 2018-19

This report presents the findings of the most recent annual census of fraud against Commonwealth entities and the measures taken to prevent fraud.
Report

Fraud within and against the Commonwealth: the most harmful frauds, 2016-17 to 2018-19

This report presents the information about the most harmful internal and external frauds committed against the Commonwealth in 2018–19, compared with those reported in 2016–17 and 2017–18.
Report

Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia

This report presents the findings of a study into co-offending using arrest data from Melbourne, Australia. The study sought to extend previous work on co-offending by analysing the range of crime types committed by individuals and co-offenders across co-offending networks.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: No proof the death penalty prevents crime

Victorian Supreme Court judge Lex Lasry claims the death penalty does not deter crime, "it's just a terrible thing to do".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Mandatory sentencing: does it reduce crime?

NSW Bar Association president Phillip Boulten SC claims there is no evidence that mandatory sentencing decreases crime.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is it a crime to attack a royal commissioner?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Dyson Heydon's integrity and warned Labor MPs that it is a criminal offence to criticise a royal commissioner.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is crime in NSW the lowest it's been in 25 years?

Putting law and order policy at the forefront of his re-election campaign, NSW Premier Mike Baird claims crime in the state is at its lowest level in decades.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have robberies, assaults and burglaries increased in Victoria since Labor was elected?

Premier Daniel Andrews says crime is down 10 per cent, but Opposition Leader Matthew Guy claims the rates of aggravated robbery, robberies, assault and aggravated burglary have all risen under Labor.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has crime in the Bentleigh electorate jumped 58 per cent under Victorian Labor?

Ahead of the 2018 Victorian state election, Asher Judah, the Liberal candidate for Bentleigh, claimed there had been a 58 per cent increase in crime in Bentleigh since the election of the Labor Government in 2014?