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
% of total
|Acts intended to cause injury|
|Abduction and related offences|
|Robbery, extortion and related offences|
|Unlawful entry with intent|
|Theft and related offences|
|Deception and related offences|
|Illicit drug offences|
|Property damage and environmental pollution|
|Public order offences|
|Road traffic offences|
|(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).