Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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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 people who want to perform their own analyses.

What types of datasets are you interested in?

1. Excel data files




Available years


Geographic breakdown


Recorded crime by offence


Monthly data on all criminal incidents recorded by police 

1995 to Mar 2020

Offence type, month

All of NSW
by LGA
by Postcode*
by Suburb*

03/06/2020 (* only updated annually)

​Trends for major offences
​2 and 5 year trends for the 17 major offences for each LGA
​2015 to Mar 2020
​17 Major offences, rate per 100,000, trends
All of NSW
by Statistical Area
by LGA

Local Government Area Excel tables


​Snapshot of incidents, offenders and victims for each LGA


​Offence type, premises type, alcohol related, age, gender, Indigenous status

All of NSW*
by LGA*

04/03/2020 (* only updated annually)

​Ranking Dataset
Annual incident counts, rates per 100,000 population and ranks for selected offences
Offence type, rate per 100,000, rank
by  LGA*
04/03/2020(* only updated annually)

​Long-term trends


Annual counts for 10 categories of violent and property crime


​Offence type

​All of NSW*

04/03/2020 (* only updated annually)

​Criminal Court Statistics


​Characteristics of defendants dealt with by NSW criminal courts

​2014-Dec 2019

​Offence type, case outcomes, sentences, court delay

​All of NSW


Median Sentence Ranking
​Several methods of ordering criminal offences from most serious to least serious

More information
​Median Sentence Ranking, Median Statutory Maximum Ranking and the National Offence Index and Ranking for each ANZSOC group
​No geographical breakdown
​Prison Population
​Monthly reception, discharge and custody population data 
​2011-Mar 2020
​Age (adult vs. juvenile), gender and Aboriginal stats
​All of NSW

2. Specialised Excel files

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 $500 (plus GST). Data requests taking longer than two hours incur an additional charge of $250 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.