Criminal Courts, Australia, 2003 - 2004 (cat. no. 4513.0) is due for release 25 January 2005. This publication provides comparable national figures on the number of defendants dealt with by the higher (Supreme and Intermediate) and lower (Magistrates) criminal courts; defendant characteristics including age and sex; and outcomes associated with adjudicated defendants including penalty type and quantum by the type of offence committed. This data is presented by each state and territory, the total aggregate for Australia and by each court type level with the aggregate total for higher courts combined. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nick Skondreas on (03) 9615 7381.