There were 89,501 offenders proceeded against by police in Queensland in 2018-19.
Principal offence type
- There was a less than 1% decrease in the number of offenders since 2017–18.
- The offender rate also decreased by 55 offenders to 2,035 offenders per 100,000 persons.
- Around a quarter (26%) of offenders had a principal offence that was illicit drug related, of these 68% were for possess and/or use illicit drugs.
- Public order offences decreased by 8% since 2017–18, to reach the lowest levels (13,925 offenders) since the beginning of the time series in 2008–09.
- The number of offenders with a principal offence of robbery/extortion increased by 12% in 2018–19, to its highest levels for the time series (1,115 offenders).
- 74% of offenders were male, compared with 76% nationally.
- The male offender rate was almost three times the female offender rate with 3,049 male offenders per 100,000 males and 1,053 female offenders per 100,000 females.
- Around one in four male offenders (25%) and female offenders (28%) had a principal offence that was illicit drug related.
- There were 11,699 youth offenders.
- Youth offenders decreased by 169 offenders to the lowest rate since the beginning of the time series (2,259 youth offenders per 100,000).
- Almost one in five youth offenders (19%) had a principal offence of theft.
- There were 163,362 police proceedings.
- 82% (134,449) of police proceedings were court actions.
- A quarter (25%) of court action proceedings were for an illicit drug related principal offence.