There were 9,614 offenders proceeded against by police in Tasmania in 2018-19.
Principal offence type
- There was a 5% decrease in the number of offenders since 2017–18.
- The offender rate also decreased by 144 offenders since 2017–18 to 2,045 offenders per 100,000 persons.
- Around a quarter of offenders (26%) had a principal offence that was public order related.
- More than one in five offenders (21%) had a principal offence of assault, similar to 18% nationally.
- Illicit drug related principal offences decreased by 18% (or 240 offenders) since 2017-18, due to decreases in deal or traffic in illicit drugs (down 119 offenders) and manufacture or cultivate illicit drugs (down 80 offenders).
- 78% of offenders were male.
- Since 2017–18 the male offender rate decreased by 191 offenders to 3,233 per 100,000 males and the female offender rate decreased by 97 offenders to 894 per 100,000 females.
- Public order offences was the most common principal offence for male offenders (26%), while acts intended to cause injury was the most common principal offence for female offenders (25%).
- There were 906 youth offenders.
- Youth offenders decreased by 14% since 2017–18, to the lowest number since the time series began in 2008–09.
- More than one in five (22%) youth offenders had a principal offence of acts intended to cause injury.
- There were 15,044 police proceedings.
- 69% of police proceedings were court actions.
- Less than a quarter (23%) of court actions were for the principal offence of acts intended to cause injury.