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1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, Mar 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/03/2010   
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Offences by Region, Health, Safety


The NT Department of Justice publishes recorded offence data for the six major urban centres of Darwin, Palmerston, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. These centres are equivalent to the Local Government Areas of Darwin (C), Palmerston (C), Katherine (T), Tennant Creek (T) and Alice Springs (T) and the Nhulunbuy Statistical Local Area in the 2001 Australian Standard Geographical Classification.

During the 12 months to 30 September 2009, offences against the person rose in Katherine (up 36% to 742), Alice Springs (up 28% to 1,481) and Palmerston (up 17% to 459), and fell in Nhulunbuy (down 25% to 122) and Tennant Creek (down 6% to 467). In Darwin offences against the person remained relatively steady (down 1% to 1,644). Over the same period, offences against property increased in Katherine (up 13% to 1,210), Nhulunbuy (up 10% to 353) and Alice Springs (up 7% to 3,986) and declined in Palmerston (down 15% to 2,563), Darwin (down 8% to 9,381) and Tennant Creek (down 2% to 621).

2008 to 2009(a)
Graph shows Katherine had highest percentage increase in property offences and offences against the person, Palmerston had largest percentage decrease in property offences and Nhulunbuy had largest percentage decrease in offences against the person.

Description of data availableLink to data

Public hospital separations, NT, 2007–08 and 2008–09NT Department of Health and Families' Corporate Publications webpage (under Annual Report 2008–2009, Output Performance Reporting section, Acute Services)

Description of data availableLink to data

Recorded crime, offenders, by selected states/territories, 2007–08Recorded Crime – Offenders, Selected states and territories, 2007–08 (cat. no. 4519.0)
Recorded crime, victims, by state/territory, 2008Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 4510.0)
Criminal cases lodged and finalised, by state/territory, 2007–08Criminal Courts, Australia, 2007–08 (cat. no. 4513.0)
Prisoners characteristics, by state/territory, various yearsPrisoners in Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4517.0)
Corrective services, by state/territory, various quartersCorrective Services, Australia, Sep 2009 (cat. no. 4512.0)
Offences statistics including offences recorded by police, drug infringement notices, finalised drug offences and finalised aggravated property offences, NT, various quartersNT Department of Justice Research and Statistics webpage – refer to 'Latest Quarterly Crime and Justice Statistics'
Other prisoner statistics including adult prisoners, juvenile detainees and quarterly daily average adult prisoners, NT, various quartersNT Department of Justice Research and Statistics webpage – refer to 'Latest Quarterly Crime and Justice Statistics'
Adult prisoners and juvenile detainees received during the year, by correctional centre, NT, various yearsNT Department of Justice Research and Statistics webpage – refer to 'Correctional Services Annual Summary'
Road traffic accidents, serious injuries and fatalities by selected characteristics, NT, various quartersNT Department of Lands and Planning Northern Territory Crash Statistics webpage – refer to quarterly statistics

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