This page contains a
collection of significant crime, court and custody datasets compiled by the Bureau of Crime Statistics
and Research. Most are updated annually or quarterly. They are intended for use
by researchers, analysts and students who want to perform their own analyses
into criminal justice issues.
What types of datasets are you interested in?
1. Excel data files
Recorded crime by offence
Monthly data on all criminal incidents recorded by police
Offence type, month
All of NSW
Local Government Area Excel tables
Snapshot of incidents, offenders and victims for each LGA
Offence type, premises type, alcohol related, age, gender, Indigenous status
|Ranking Dataset||Crime||Annual incident counts, rates per 100,000 population and ranks for selected offences||2013-2017||Offence type, rate per 100,000, rank||by LGA||14/03/2018|
Annual counts for 10 categories of violent and property crime
All of NSW
Criminal Court Statistics
Characteristics of defendants dealt with by NSW criminal courts
Offence type, case outcomes, sentences, court delay
All of NSW
|Median Sentence Ranking||Courts||Several methods of ordering criminal offences from most serious to least serious|
|2018||Median Sentence Ranking, Median Statutory Maximum Ranking and the National Offence Index and Ranking for each ANZSOC group||No geographical breakdown||30/05/2018|
|Prison Population||Custody||Monthly reception, discharge and custody population data ||2011-2017||Age (adult vs. juvenile), gender and Indigenous stats||All of NSW||30/01/2018|
2. Specialised Excel files (updated quarterly)
3. Customised datasets
Customised datasets are available from BOCSAR on request. In line with our Information Service Policy, if what you are after is relatively straightforward for BOCSAR staff to prepare (ie will take less than 30 minutes to compile), it will be free of charge and will be available within 2 working days. If you are after data that is more complex to prepare (ie it will take more than 30 minutes to compile), it will incur a cost and will take up to 10 working days to prepare.
The minimum charge for data requests taking longer than 30 minutes and up to 2 hours to complete is $440 (incl GST). Data requests taking longer than two hours incur an additional charge of $220 per hour (or part thereof).
Please carefully consider what data you request because if after we have prepared specific data for you, you request changes or more data, additional costs will be charged and further compilation time will be required.
Unit record level criminal
incident and reoffending data are also available provided specific conditions
are met, including that Human Research Ethics Committee approval for the
proposed research has been granted. Please refer to the Unit Record Reoffending
Data and Unit Record Criminal Incident Data guidelines for further details.