4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2018-19  
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Key statistics

  • There were 576,101 defendants finalised in Australian criminal courts during 2018–19.
  • Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences remained the most common principal offence, comprising 34% (197,901) of defendants.
  • Fines remained the most common sentence type for guilty defendants (55%, 271,517).
  • For family and domestic violence (FDV) defendants, assault was the most common principal FDV offence in most states and territories, followed by breach of violence orders.