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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2004   
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Outcomes of police investigations

Statistics about the outcomes of investigations describe the status of the processes of police investigations that are initiated following the reporting or detection of an offence. The status of investigations includes:

  • investigations that were not finalised (i.e. were still continuing, were pending or suspended);
  • investigations that were finalised without an offender being proceeded against because the reported offence was not verified, the complaint was withdrawn, or the alleged offender could not be proceeded against because of some statutory or procedural bar; and
  • investigations that were finalised and an offender was proceeded against by initiating court action or some other form of formal proceeding (e.g. a diversionary conference or a caution).
  • In 2002 a higher proportion of offences against the person (homicide, kidnapping/abduction, assault and sexual assault) reached a finalised status within 30 days of initiation of the investigation than was the case for offences against property (robbery, unlawful entry with intent and motor vehicle theft offences). Similarly, the proportion of offenders proceeded against was higher for offences against the person than for property offences.

VICTIMS OF RECORDED CRIME, By Outcome of Investigations at 30 Days, Tasmania - 2002(a)

Murder
Attempted murder
Assault
Sexual
assault
Kidnapping/
abduction
Robbery(b)
Unlawful
entry
with
intent
Motor vehicle
theft

Investigation status

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Investigation not finalised
-
-
27.9
36.3
25.0
53.7
89.0
80.7

Investigation finalised
No offender proceeded against
14.3
-
8.9
14.6
25.0
5.1
1.2
5.7
Offender proceeded against
85.7
100.0
63.2
49.2
50.0
41.2
9.8
13.7
Total Investigation finalised
100.0
100.0
72.1
63.8
75.0
46.3
11.0
19.3

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) For selected offences recorded by police during 1 January to 31 December 2002.
(b) Robbery includes both armed and unarmed robbery.

Source: Data Cube from Recorded Crime, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0).



This section contains the following subsection :
        Investigations finalised within 30 days by State/Territory

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