Crime and justice
Personal Safety, Australia
- Two in five Australian adults had experienced violence since age of 15.
- One in six women and one in seventeen men experienced partner violence.
- One in two women and one in four men had experienced sexual harassment.
- One in six women and one in ten men experienced abuse before age of 15.
Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia
- About one in three homicide offences (30%) and sexual assaults (33%) were family and domestic violence related
- Victims of robbery increased for the fourth consecutive year to 11,775 victims
- There were 58,021 victims of motor vehicle theft in 2019, the highest number recorded in seven years
Disability and Violence - In Focus: Crime and Justice Statistics
- 5.9% of women and 5.6% of men living with disability or a long-term health condition experienced violence in 2016
- The risk of violence was greater for adults with intellectual/psychological disability than those with physical disability
Criminal Courts, Australia
- 486,422 defendants were finalised in Criminal Courts, down 16% from 2018–19.
- 75% of defendants finalised were male.
- Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences remained the most common principal offence (34%).
- Fines were the most common principal sentence (53% of defendants with a guilty outcome).
Corrective Services, Australia
There were 41,668 prisoners, a 2% (666) increase for the quarter.
Prisoners increased by 46% since the December quarter 2010.
Persons serving community-based corrections (CBC) orders decreased by 1% (482) for the quarter, driven by Victoria which fell by 16% (1,681).
Persons serving CBC orders increased by 40% since the December quarter 2010.
Crime Victimisation, Australia
In the last 12 months:
- 467,800 persons (2.3%) experienced physical assault
- 492,900 persons (2.4%) experienced face-to-face threatened assault
- 238,100 households (2.4%) experienced a break-in
- 448,800 households (4.6%) experienced malicious property damage
Recorded Crime - Offenders
- there were 374,645 offenders proceeded against by police in Australia
- there was a 5% decrease in the number of offenders since 2018–19
- the number of recorded offenders was the lowest since the time series began in 2008–09