Criminal Court Statistics

The statistics presents information on the characteristics of defendants dealt with by NSW criminal courts. This includes information on the offences, case outcomes and sentences associated with those defendants. The following table provides information on defendants who had criminal cases finalised within the Higher, Local and Children's Courts from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016. Data is available on:

  • types of charges finalised in NSW Criminal Courts;
  • bail status of defendants;
  • demographic characteristics of defendants, including their gender, age, Indigenous status;
  • penalties imposed on those defendants found guilty;
  • court delay;
  • the number of Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) granted by the courts;
  • appeal cases finalised in the District Court;
  • domestic violence and child sexual assault offences.              

Tables: Criminal Court Statistics 2016

All tables updated May 2017

Number and per cent of defendants finalised by jurisdiction: 2016


Outcome of NSW Criminal Court appearances: 2016​


Trends in the number and per cent of persons sentenced to prison in NSW


​Persons found guilty in NSW Criminal Courts by offence type: 2016

Persons found guilty in NSW Criminal Courts by offence type: 2015 

List of archived criminal court reports

The next update will be available: June 2018