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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 December 2015.

Progress updates

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

Progress update for the year to December 2015

Compared to the base period of June 2011:

  • the recorded crime rate fell 16 percent
  • the violent crime rate fell 8 percent
  • the youth crime rate fell 38 percent.

This means there were 52,748 fewer crimes, 1,581 fewer violent crimes, and 2,285 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.

We have included two new supporting measures for the violent crime rate. They help to identify the different patterns within violent crime.

Violent crime in dwellings - the amount of violent crime committed in dwellings (homes) has been increasing steadily since June 2014 and is now at similar levels to June 2011.

Violent Crime in Public Places - the amount of violent crime committed in public places has fallen steadily since June 2011 and is now down 19%.

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

Progress update for the year to December 2015

Overall, the re-offending rate has fallen 6.8 percent since June 2011. This means 1,250 fewer offenders returning to Corrections management.

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.

To aid the analysis of the patterns of re-offending, we have calculated the number of reoffenders each year. Results show that the number of re-offenders has fallen steadily over recent years – and has fallen by 24% since June 2011.

BPS Reducing Crime results (result areas 7 and 8)

Total Crime rateViolent Crime rateViolent Crime Supporting measure - Public placesViolent Crime Supporting measure - DwellingYouth Crime rateReoffending rateReoffending supporting measure
2009-Jun 1079 113 16,222 26,729 371 31.9 16,488
2009-Sep 1095 116 16,230 27,771 370 32 17,776
2009-Dec 1098 117 15,941 28,765 360 32.2 18,990
2010-Mar 1088 117 15,787 29,341 360 32.3 19,697
2010-Jun 1068 116 15,526 29,283 358 32.2 20,392
2010-Sep 1044 114 15,332 29,020 350 31.6 20,693
2010-Dec 1024 113 15,089 28,722 346 31.3 21,334
2011-Mar 1001 110 14,793 28,251 330 30.7 21,627
2011-Jun 990 109 14,494 28,291 323 30.1 21,610
2011-Sep 972 107 14,129 27,847 317 29.5 21,343
2011-Dec 962 106 13,869 27,538 315 28.8 21,080
2012-Mar 954 104 13,589 27,208 309 28.3 20,694
2012-Jun 933 102 13,321 26,512 297 28.2 20,480
2012-Sep 911 101 13,231 26,580 280 28.1 20,153
2012-Dec 892 101 13,211 26,461 268 27.6 19,291
2013-Mar 872 100 12,949 26,337 260 27.2 18,770
2013-Jun 863 100 12,922 26,627 254 26.8 18,537
2013-Sep 854 98 12,752 26,260 243 26.6 18,269
2013-Dec 843 97 12,449 25,925 230 26.4 18,115
2014-Mar 831 96 12,210 25,613 218 26.3 17,939
2014-Jun 818 96 12,098 25,718 210 26.4 17,437
2014-Sep 810 96 11,779 26,126 204 26.6 17,207
2014-Dec 805 97 11,676 26,336 200 27 16,912
2015-Mar 809 98 11,711 27,061 202 27.1 16,545
2015-Jun 816 98 11,483 27,240 198 27.5 16,445
2015-Sep 816 98 11,611 27,398 198 27.6 16,214
2015-Dec 827 101 11,793 28,367 201 28 16,362

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