Criminal Courts, Australia (cat. no. 4513.0) was released on 9 April 2003. It presents statistics relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate) and Magistrates' Courts of Australia, for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002. The statistics are based on data extracted from administrative records held by state and territory agencies responsible for courts administration. It provides a picture of the characteristics of defendants dealt with by the Higher Criminal Courts, including information on the offences and sentence types associated with those defendants. Summary data relating to the criminal workload of the Higher Courts for individual years from 1996-97 is also included. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.