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45,000 fewer crimes each year

7500 fewer violent crimes each year

1800 fewer court appearances by 14-16 year olds

4600 fewer re-offenders returning

View the Reducing Crime and Reoffending results on the State Services Commission website.

Results will be updated every six months.

 

Progress updates

For charts showing updated results, please view the Reducing Crime and Re-offending page on the State Services Commission website.

You can also view the latest progress results in a table - Reducing crime results for June 2014.

Progress updates

Result 7: Reduce the recorded crime rate by 15 percent, the violent crime rate by 20 percent and the youth crime rate by 25 percent

Progress update for the year to June 2014

The recorded crime rate is at its lowest point since 1978.

As at the year to June 2014, all measures are on track to meet their targets.

Compared to the base period of June 2011:

  • the recorded crime rate fell 17 percent
  • the violent crime rate fell 11 percent
  • the youth crime rate fell 33 percent.

This means there were 64,689 fewer crimes, 4,384 fewer violent crimes, and 2,155 fewer court appearances by 14 to 16 year-olds than during the year ended June 2011.

Trends are consistent with those observed in similar countries. Important contributors are likely to include increased emphasis on prevention, positive or neutral demographic trends, and improved drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Result 8: Reduce the re-offending rate by 25 percent

Progress update for the year to June 2014

Overall, the re-offending rate has fallen 12.1 percent since June 2011 and is on track to meet the target. This means 2,220 fewer offenders returning to the criminal justice system.

Among others, contributors to this widespread decline include the Policing Excellence programme, with its emphasis on alternative resolutions, and the Department of Corrections’ investment in enhancing rehabilitation services across the offender population.

The full impact of the roll-out of rehabilitation measures on re-offending is anticipated to become evident in the next two years.

Reducing crime results

 

Result area 7

Result area 8

 

Total crime

Violent crime

Youth crime

Re-offending

Jun-10

1064

116

356

32.20%

Sep-10

1040

114

349

Dec-10

1020

112

346

Mar-11

997

110

332

Jun-11

985

109

326

30.10%

Sep-11

967

107

321

Dec-11

958

105

320

Mar-12

950

104

315

Jun-12

928

101

304

28.20%

Sep-12

907

101

288

Dec-12

887

101

278

Mar-13

867

99

269

Jun-13

858

99

265

26.80%

Sep-13

850

98

255

Dec-13

838

97

242

Mar-14

828

96

229

Jun-14

817

97

220

26.40%

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