4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2018-19 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2020
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Public order offences down to lowest levels since 2008-09
Between 2017-18 and 2018-19 the number of offenders recorded for public order offences decreased by 13%, to 53,560 offenders nationally. This was the lowest number of offenders for this offence since the time series began in 2008–09.
The offender rate also decreased from 284 to 244 offenders per 100,000 persons over the same period.
All public order offence categories decreased since the previous year:
All states and territories recorded a decrease in this offence division, with the highest in:
Homicide and related offences increase to an eight year high
Offenders with a homicide related principal offence increased to 752 in 2018–19. This was the highest number of offenders recorded in Australia for this offence in eight years and resulted in an offender rate of 3.4 offenders per 100,000 persons. This offender rate has ranged between 3.1 and 3.6 offenders per 100,000 persons over the same eight year period.
Between 2017-18 and 2018–19:
Male offenders decrease to seven year low
The number and rate of male offenders recorded in Australia decreased to their lowest levels in seven years.
There were 95,356 female offenders in 2018–19, a rate of 856 offenders per 100,000 females.
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