There were 10,871 offenders proceeded against by police in the Northern Territory in 2018–19.
Principal offence type
- There was a 13% decrease in the number of offenders since 2017–18.
- The offender rate also decreased by 768 offenders since 2017–18 to 5,192 offenders per 100,000 persons.
- Public order offences decreased by 27% (or 1,408 offenders) since 2017–18.
- Despite this decrease, public order offences remained the most common principal offence (35% or 3,814 offenders).
- A quarter of offenders (25%) had a principal offence of assault.
- 71% of offenders were male.
- The male offender rate was over twice the female offender rate, with 7,153 offenders per 100,000 males and 3,066 offenders per 100,000 females.
- Around a third of the male offenders (30%) and almost half of the female offenders (49%) had a principal offence that was public order related.
- There were 765 youth offenders in 2018–19.
- Youth offenders increased by 6% since 2017-18, compared with a 7% decrease nationally.
- More than one in three (36%) youth offenders had a principal offence of unlawful entry with intent.
- There were 17,453 police proceedings.
- 42% of police proceedings were for public order offences.