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NSW Criminal Courts 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. These data are collected from the courts and maintained by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

The following table provides information on defendants who had criminal cases finalised within the Higher, Local and Children's Courts. 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.

Download Excel reports

  
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics Jan 2016 - Dec 2020
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics Jul 2015 - Jun 2020
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics Jan 2015 - Dec 2019
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics Jul 2014 - Jun 2019
NSW ​​Criminal Courts Statistics 2018
NSW ​​Criminal Courts Statistics 2017
​NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2016
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2015
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2014
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2013
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2012
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2011
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2010
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2009
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2008
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2007
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2006
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2005
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2004
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2003
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2002
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2001
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 2000
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 1999
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 1998
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics 1997
NSW Criminal Courts Statistics Jan 2016 - Dec 2020

In 2019 BOCSAR commenced releasing the Criminal Court Statistics bi-annually (for both calendar and financial year). In 2015 the Criminal Court Statistics moved from a pdf report to an Excel file.