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Better Public Services targeted results

58,000 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 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 June 2015

Compared to the base period of June 2011:

  • the recorded crime rate fell 17 percent
  • the violent crime rate fell 10 percent
  • the youth crime rate fell 39 percent.

This means there were 60,245 fewer crimes, 3,141 fewer violent crimes, and 2,344 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 2015

Overall, the re-offending rate has fallen 8.3 percent since June 2011. This means 1,523 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.

Reducing crime results

 

Result area 7

Result area 8


Total crime rate Violent crime rate Youth crime rate Re-offending rate
2010-Jun 1068 116 357 32.2
2010-Sep 1044 114 349 31.6
2010-Dec 1024 113 345 31.3
2011-Mar 1001 110 330 30.7
2011-Jun 990 109 323 30.1
2011-Sep 972 107 317 29.5
2011-Dec 962 106 314 28.8
2012-Mar 954 104 308 28.3
2012-Jun 933 102 296 28.2
2012-Sep 911 101 280 28.1
2012-Dec 892 101 268 27.6
2013-Mar 872 100 260 27.2
2013-Jun 863 100 254 26.8
2013-Sep 854 98 244 26.6
2013-Dec 843 97 230 26.4
2014-Mar 831 96 218 26.3
2014-Jun 818 96 210 26.4
2014-Sep 810 96 204 26.6
2014-Dec 806 97 200 27.0
2015-Mar 810 98 202 27.1
2015-Jun 818 98 198 27.5

View this table as a spreadsheet - Reducing crime results (CSV, 1KB)

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