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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Prisoners in Tasmania >> Most serious offence

Some 13.8% of sentenced prisoners were convicted of homicide. Another 13.8% were in prison for offences against government security, 12.4% were serving time for sex offences while 12.1% were convicted of road traffic offences.


SENTENCED PRISONERS, By Most Serious Offence(a), Tasmania - 30 June 2003


Offence category

no.
% of total
sentenced prisoners

Homicide
49
13.8
Acts intended to cause injury
38
10.7
Sex offences
44
12.4
Abduction and related offences
3
0.8
Robbery, extortion and related offences
28
7.9
Unlawful entry with intent
38
10.7
Theft and related offences
34
9.6
Deception and related offences
9
2.5
Illicit drug offences
7
2.0
Property damage and environmental pollution
12
3.4
Public order offences
1
0.3
Road traffic offences
43
12.1
Government security(b)
49
13.8
Total
355
100.0

(a) The most serious offence is the offence with the longest sentence a prisoner has received. Where the sentences are equal, or the longest sentence cannot be determined, the most serious offence is the offence with the lowest Australian National Classification of Offences code.
(b) Government security offences include offences such as treason; they also include offences against justice procedures, such as perjury and resisting arrest, and offences against government operations.

Source: Data Cube from Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0).



This section contains the following subsection :
          Sentenced prisoners by offence category by sex

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