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CRIME AND JUSTICE
In 2007, an estimated 54% of persons did not think there were any crime or public nuisance problems in their neighbourhood. This was unchanged from the 2006 figure (53%).
Of those who did perceive problems in their neighbourhood, the proportion of people who perceived drunkenness to be a problem increased from 14% in 2000 to 19% in 2007. Over the same period of time the proportion of people who perceived dangerous or noisy driving and louts or youth gangs to be a problem remained relatively steady.
One commonly used measure of reoffending is whether a person convicted of an offence is subsequently reconvicted of another offence within 2 years. Of those offenders who were convicted in 2004, 29% of adult offenders and 50% of juvenile offenders reoffended within 2 years.
For those convicted in 2004, higher reoffending rates were found for young people aged 10-13 years (68%) and 14-17 years (49%) than for older age groups (35-44 years, 27% and 45 years and over, 16%). Reoffending was also higher for Indigenous youth (72%) and Indigenous adults (53%).
ABS National Crime and Safety Survey (cat. no. 4509.0)
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, NSW Criminal Courts Statistics, 2006
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Recorded Crime Statistics Database
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Reoffending Database
Community Preparedness for Emergencies, NSW, 2003 (cat. no. 4818.1)
Corrective Services, Australia (cat. no. 4512.0)
Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0)
Crime and Safety, New South Wales (cat. no. 4509.1)
Household Preparedness for Emergencies: NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT, 2007 (cat. no. 4818.0.55.001)
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Services Provision (SCRGSP) 2008, Report on Government Services, Productivity Commission Canberra
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