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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 March 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 March 2014

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

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

Compared to the base period of June 2011:

  • the recorded crime rate fell 16 percent
  • the violent crime rate fell 11 percent
  • the youth crime rate fell 30 percent.

This means there were 59,566 fewer crimes, 4,515 fewer violent crimes, and 1,993 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 March 2014

Overall, the re-offending rate has fallen 12.2 percent since June 2011 and is on track to meet the target. This means 2,242 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
Mar-10 1084 117 358 32.30%
Jun-10 1064 116 356  
Sep-10 1040 114 349  
Dec-10 1020 112 346  
Mar-11 997 110 332 30.70%
Jun-11 986 109 326  
Sep-11 967 107 321  
Dec-11 958 105 320  
Mar-12 950 104 315 28.30%
Jun-12 928 101 304  
Sep-12 907 101 288  
Dec-12 888 101 278  
Mar-13 868 99 269 27.20%
Jun-13 859 100 265  
Sep-13 851 98 255  
Dec-13 841 97 241  
Mar-14 832 97 228 26.30%