Criminal statistics

Use for 'Crime statistics'


23 Mar 2019

An analysis by ABC political reporter of the latest domestic violence statistics, case studies of those impacted by domestic violence and policy proposals from the Liberal Paty and Labor Party.


12 Mar 2019

The consumption of alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) has become popular in Australia, particularly among young people. AmED research suggests there are associations between AmED consumption and harmful behaviours, including criminal offences. This study investigated the behaviours of a group of AmED consumers known...


24 Jan 2019

In this report, the Council examines the number of people sentenced in 2017–18 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order. The report fulfils a requirement under the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) for the Council to report annually on convictions for serious...


14 Jan 2019

As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.


9 Nov 2018

The foundation was engaged by the Department of Justice NSW to investigate the quality and utility of each court and tribunal’s data in informing policy and practice. This report focuses on Supreme Court data.


10 Oct 2018

This report estimates the cost of serious and organised crime in Australia in 2016–17 to be between $23.8b and $47.4b. It updates the Australian Crime Commission’s estimates for 2013–14, given there have been some major developments in the available baseline data and some further attempts...

Briefing paper

2 Oct 2018

This study of domestic violence perpetrated by juveniles has found that in the majority of cases the victim is a family member, typically the parent of the offender.


25 Sep 2018

This analysis found that victims who are female, non-white, experiencing frequent violence and who have been abused in the past are more likely to report. Incidents that involve serious violence, an intoxicated offender and/or child witnesses are also more likely to be reported to the...


5 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether crime data is reliable and effectively used for decision-making. The audit focused on the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Victoria Police data and the methodology used by CSA to analyse and publish crime statistics. Nine recommendations for Victoria Police were made....

Briefing paper

4 Sep 2018

This Issues Backgrounder provides a range of information on the effectiveness of section 37 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) . Section 37 prohibits strangulation, a significant form of domestic violence.


22 Aug 2018

This publication provides crime data over a ten-year period for Victoria’s local government areas (LGAs) with a brief overview for the whole of Victoria. The data is derived from Victoria’s Crime Statistics Agency (CSA), as recorded by Victoria Police and extracted from the Victoria Police...


17 Jul 2018

Research has demonstrated that alcohol misuse has a significant impact on police time and resources, the health sector and the Australian community more broadly. Despite growing interest in the topic and the number of studies that have been completed, there remain significant limitations to the...


8 Jun 2018

New South Wales, like Australia overall, has experienced a large decline in crime since 2000, yet little is known about its causes. This study explored this decline through a developmental criminology lens by examining two birth cohorts involving all those born in New South Wales...


25 May 2018

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2016–17 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores the key aspects of supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends.


4996.0 2016
4 Apr 2018

This release provides information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) for states and territories and includes data on experiences of:

violence partner violence and partner emotional abuse sexual harassment feelings of general safety.

Where appropriate, data are presented...


14 Mar 2018

This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2017 , with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2017.

Journal article

22 Feb 2018

Data-driven decision systems are taking over. No institution in society seems immune from the enthusiasm that automated decision-making generates, including—and perhaps especially—the police. Police departments are increasingly deploying data mining techniques to predict, prevent and investigate crime.


15 Jan 2018

The trend in any offence can be affected by the percentage of crimes ‘rejected’ by police as not genuine. The Bureau monitors trends in the percentage of rejected incidents to see whether they could be affecting the trend in recorded crime.


19 Dec 2017

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.


Report of the enquiry into migrant settlement outcomes
8 Dec 2017

Each year, approximately 200,000 people from across the seas choose to make Australia their permanent home. This inquiry had a particular consideration of the social engagement of youth migrants, and what can be done to address issues arising from anti-social behaviour such as gang activity....



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