28 February 2018
The most common offences were:
- traffic and vehicle regulatory offences (36%)
- acts intended to cause injury (13%)
- illicit drug offences (11%)
- theft and related offences (8%)
Display data as...
|Acts intended to cause injury||71,123||76,006|
|Dangerous or negligent acts||27,779||26,727|
|Offences against justice||44,588||47,379|
Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences
217,622 defendants were finalised for traffic and vehicle regulatory offences. Of these:
- 93% were proven guilty
- most (80%) were sentenced to
More than one in three (35%) were finalised for driver license offences and 32% for exceeding the prescribed amount of alcohol or other substances limit.
Acts intended to cause injury
76,006 defendants were finalised for . Of these:
- three quarters (75%) were proven guilty
- the majority (68%) were sentenced to
Of defendants finalised for acts intended to cause injury, most (92%) were for an assault offence. The number of assault offences increased 7% since last year, the highest since 2008/09.
Illicit drug offences
65,011 defendants were finalised for illicit drug offences, a 3% increase from 2015/16. Of these:
- almost three in five (58%) were finalised for possessing and/or using illicit drugs
- around nine in ten (88%) were proven guilty. Most of these defendants (87%) were sentenced to non-custodial orders