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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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CRIME AND JUSTICE
Crime and Justice – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

CRIME AND JUSTICE, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Crime survey estimates

Victims of selected personal crime
1. Robbery %
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.4
0.7
0.6
2. Assault %
3.6
4.2
4.8
3.5
3.8
4.8
3.5
4.4
3. Sexual assault(a) %
*0.2
0.5
*0.4
*0.5
*0.4
0.5
*0.2
*0.5
4. Total persons(b) %
4.4
5.1
5.7
4.5
4.5
5.4
4.2
5.0
Victims of selected household crime
5. Break and enter %
5.6
6.3
5.0
5.1
3.8
3.7
3.5
3.2
6. Attempted break and enter %
3.5
4.4
3.7
3.9
3.2
2.7
3.1
3.1
7. Motor vehicle theft %
1.7
2.4
2.1
1.5
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.9
8. Total households(b) %
9.4
11.4
9.6
9.4
7.4
6.8
6.8
6.5

Recorded crime

Selected crime reports
9. Murder victims no.
103
104
97
92
69
81
97
82
10. Assault victims no.
69 486
76 795
80 570
80 819
78 883
80 993
81 766
83 164
11. Sexual assault victims no.
3 757
3 901
3 942
4 151
4 476
4 267
4 182
4 274
12. Theft incidents(c) no.
457 550
462 776
410 195
365 472
327 199
303 061
300 086
293 179
Crime incidents cleared within 90 days
13. Murder victims %
72.8
64.4
67.0
56.5
68.1
76.5
66.0
nya
14. Assault %
62.6
62.2
63.1
63.0
64.5
63.8
63.9
nya
15. Sexual assault %
32.2
28.8
25.8
23.0
22.3
21.7
21.1
nya
16. Theft(c) %
11.9
11.3
11.8
11.8
11.8
11.5
11.3
nya
17. Sworn police officers(d) no.
13 483
13 614
13 716
14 739
15 009
14 643
14 634
15 333

Courts

Local courts
18. Persons charged no.
121 362
130 888
r130 221
r132 922
r134 845
r138 424
135 574
nya
19. Finalised cases with persons found guilty%
87.9
88.2
r86.7
r84.6
r87.4
r87.1
87.1
nya
20. Persons who were sentenced to prison %
5.8
5.9
6.3
6.2
6.4
6.1
6.4
nya
Higher courts
21. Persons charged no.
3 831
3 733
3 664
3 673
3 623
3 556
3 468
nya
22. Finalised cases with persons found guilty%
r75.9
r74.7
79.9
80.6
80.2
80.6
83.7
nya
23. Persons who were sentenced to prison%
66.6
66.7
68.5
68.8
69.2
69.3
66.7
nya
24. Average imprisonment(e) months
27.5
28.5
28.3
29.8
30.4
29.3
29.4
nya
25. Youth convicted and reoffending(f) %
r51.0
r52.4
r51.2
r53.0
50.4
nya
nya
nya
26. Adults convicted and reoffending(f) %
30.9
30.5
29.8
28.3
29.0
nya
nya
nya

Corrections

27. Persons in corrective custody(g)(h) no.
8 545
8 717
8 604
8 811
r9 403
r9 878
r10 029
10 335
28. Persons in community based corrections no.
na
17 958
17 340
17 104
17 005
18 200
17 843
18 002
29. Indigenous prisoners %
14.6
15.1
17.2
17.6
16.9
17.1
19.9
20.0
30. Prisoners with prior imprisonment(i) %
51.5
54.3
54.4
53.3
55.8
61.8
57.3
53.1

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Females aged 18 years and over only.
(b) Figures for individual offence types do not sum to totals, as a household or person could be a victim of more than one type of offence.
(c) Includes Break and enter dwelling/non-dwelling, Receiving or handling stolen goods, Motor vehicle theft, Steal from motor vehicle, Steal from retail store, Steal from dwelling, Steal from person, Stock theft, Fraud and Other theft.
(d) Counts are headcounts at 30 June, except for 2002–03.
(e) Life imprisonments are excluded.
(f) Within 24 months. The earliest appearance in each calendar year for each person is counted as the reference appearance.
(g) Includes persons in fulltime custody and periodic detention. Includes ACT prisoners held in NSW prisons.
(h) From January 2004, custodial data includes prisoners in court cells administered by corrective services and transitional centres.
(i) Refers to prior adult imprisonment under sentence.
CRIME AND JUSTICE, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS National Crime and Safety Survey
. .
8.5
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, NSW Criminal Courts Statistics, 2006
18–24
8.6; 8.10–8.11
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Recorded Crime Statistics Database.
9–16
8.7–8.9
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Reoffending Database
25–26
8.13
Community Preparedness for Emergencies, NSW, 2003 (cat. no. 4818.1)
. .
8.15
Corrective Services, Australia (cat. no. 4512.0)
27–28
8.12
Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0)
1–8
8.2
Crime and Safety, New South Wales (cat. no. 4509.1)
1–8
8.2–8.4
Household Preparedness for Emergencies: NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT, 2007 (cat no. 4818.0.55.001)
. .
8.16–8.17
Steering committee for the Review of Government Services Provision (SCRGSP) 2008, Report on Government Services 2008,
Productivity Commission Canberra
. .
8.14

. . not applicable


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