4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2015   
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The majority of offenders were proceeded against by police only once during 2013-14 for all selected states and territories. South Australia had the lowest proportion of repeat offenders (12%), while the Northern Territory and Queensland had the highest proportion of repeat offenders (34% and 30%, respectively). Queensland and the Northern Territory also had the highest proportion of offenders who were proceeded against five times or more during the reference period (5%). (Table 9)

Data on the number of proceedings that police initiated against offenders during the reference period are not available for Western Australia (refer to paragraph 60 of the Explanatory Notes). As such, no repeat offender data are published for Western Australia, and national totals cannot be produced.

Graph Image for OFFENDERS, Proportion of repeat offenders, Selected states and territories(a), 2009-10 to 2013-14

Footnote(s): (a) Excludes Western Australia (see Explanatory Notes paragraph 60). (b) South Australian data may be overstated (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 58-59). (c) Australian Capital Territory data may be overstated (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 68–69).

Source(s): Recorded Crime - Offenders