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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 December 2014.

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 2014

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

Compared to the base period of June 2011:

  • the recorded crime rate fell 18 percent
  • the violent crime rate fell 11 percent
  • the youth crime rate fell 38 percent.

This means there were 67,246 fewer crimes, 3,838 fewer violent crimes, and 2,288 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 December 2014

Overall, the re-offending rate has fallen 10.0 percent since June 2011 This means 1841 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
2010-Dec 1024 113 345 31.3
2011-Mar 1001 110 329  
2011-Jun 990 109 322  
2011-Sep 972 107 317  
2011-Dec 962 106 314 28.8
2012-Mar 954 104 308  
2012-Jun 933 102 295  
2012-Sep 911 101 279  
2012-Dec 892 101 268 27.6
2013-Mar 872 100 259  
2013-Jun 863 100 254  
2013-Sep 854 98 243  
2013-Dec 843 97 230 26.4
2014-Mar 832 96 219  
2014-Jun 819 96 210  
2014-Sep 811 97 205  
2014-Dec 811 98 200 27

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