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4515.0 - Federal Defendants, Selected States and Territories, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> FEDERAL DEFENDANTS >> OFFENCE TYPES

OFFENCE TYPES

Of the 42,037 offences across all court levels, over three-quarters were classified to three ANZSOC Divisions: fraud and deception (46%); offences against justice procedures (27%); and abduction and harassment (8%) (Table 2.3).

The largest number of offences finalised in the Higher Courts related to fraud and deception (44%), followed by sexual assault and related offences (24%) and offences against justice procedures (13%) (Table 2.3).

For the Magistrates' Courts, fraud and deception (47%), offences against justice procedures (28%) and abduction and harassment (8%) were the most prevalent (Table 2.3).

For the Children's Court, the largest number of offences finalised related to abduction and harassment (51%), offences against justice procedures (16%) and fraud and deception (12%) (Table 2.3).





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