4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Northern Territory

There were 10,871 offenders proceeded against by police in the Northern Territory in 2018–19.

  • 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.


Principal offence type
  • 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.


Sex
  • 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.


Youth offenders
  • 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.


Police proceedings
  • There were 17,453 police proceedings.
  • 42% of police proceedings were for public order offences.