Insights into contemporary young offender behaviour in Victoria

This report presents the findings from the first qualitative study of a sample of 15 Victorian young people who were serving a custodial sentence in a youth justice facility for violent motor vehicle offence(s). The research aims to understand young people’s backgrounds and motivations for...

Firearm theft in Australia 2018

Findings presented in this report refer to incidents of firearm theft reported to police between 1 January and 31 December 2018. These data are compared with findings from the National Firearm Theft Monitoring Program, noting that the former is calendar year and the latter is...

​An update of long-term trends in violent and property crime in New South Wales: 1990-2017

Analyses the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidents of ten categories of property and violent crime for the period 1990 to 2017 in New South Wales.

Theft: sentencing outcomes in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

This resource provides a statistical overview of five kinds of theft offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria between 2012–13 and 2016–17.

​NSW recorded crime statistics: quarterly update September 2017

Crime across most of New South Wales has remained stable or fallen over the last two years.


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NSW recorded crime statistics 2016

Introduction This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2016, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2016. The data were extracted from the Computerised Operational Policing...

Synergy automotive repairs program: process evaluation report

The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning).

​Trends in Indigenous offending NSW: 2001-2015

Aim: To describe trends in Indigenous arrest rates in New South Wales for property and violent offences. Method: Descriptive analysis of overall and age-specific trends for property and violent crime. Results: Over the last 15 years in NSW the rate of Indigenous arrest for violent...

Methamphetamine use and acquisitive crime: evidence of a relationship

Abstract Methamphetamine use among Australian police detainees is rising; the impact of this rise on crime trends, and particularly on trends in acquisitive crime, is yet to be established. Identifying trends in and motivations for offending among methamphetamine users may assist law enforcement and policymakers...