Crime and justice
Criminal Courts, Australia
- There were 576,101 defendants finalised in Australian criminal courts.
- Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences remained the most common principal offence, comprising 34% of defendants.
- Fines remained the most common sentence type for guilty defendants (55%, 271,517).
In Focus: Crime and Justice Statistics
- The 2016 PSS found financial stress, unemployment, the presence of a disability or a long-term health condition, poor or fair health, and low levels of life satisfaction were associated with women's experience of partner violence.
Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia
- There were 168,031 victims of Burglary, the lowest recorded since 2010.
- Sexual assault rose to 26,312 victims, the seventh consecutive increase.
- Robbery increased by 6% (528 victims) since 2017.
- Motor vehicle theft increased by 2% or 864 victims since 2017.
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.