4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Tasmania

There were 9,614 offenders proceeded against by police in Tasmania in 2018-19.

  • 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.


Principal offence type
  • 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).


Sex
  • 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%).


Youth offenders
  • 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.


Police proceedings
  • 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.