New South Wales
There were 122,001 offenders proceeded against by police in New South Wales in 2018-19.
Principal offence type
- Around a quarter (26%, 31,376) of offenders had a principal offence of acts intended to cause injury, of that 84% were for assault.
- 14% of offenders had a principal offence that was illicit drug related. Most of these (77%) were for possess and/or use illicit drugs.
- Sexual assault offenders reached the highest recorded number in the time series (2,415) increasing by 3% since the previous year. This was driven by an increase in non-assaultive sexual offences up 13% (67 offenders).
- The male offender rate was 2,688 per 100,000 males, the female offender rate was 797 per 100,000 females.
- 77% of offenders were male, similar to the national data (76%).
- Around a quarter of both male (24,126) and female (7,222) offenders had a principal offence of acts intended to cause injury.
- There were 17,972 youth offenders in 2018–19.
- Youth offenders decreased by 10%, compared with 7% nationally.
- The youth offender rate decreased to the lowest in the time series for New South Wales with 2,372 offenders per 100,000 persons.
- Around one in five (3,287) youth offenders had a principal offence of acts intended to cause injury.
- There were 230,482 police proceedings.
- 46% of police proceedings were court actions.
- One in three court actions were for the principal offence of acts intended to cause injury.