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CCS2021Q4

Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Published June 2022
Report Type NSW Criminal Courts Statistics
Subject Court statistics
Keywords Court statistics

Summary

Abstract

In 2021 the NSW Criminal Courts finalised 3% more matters than in 2020, but 6% fewer matters than in 2019. Court finalisations in 2020 and 2021 were substantially affected by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing figures show a reduction in both the number and percentage of defendants receiving a custodial sentence in 2021. In 2021 the median time to finalise a defended hearing in the Local Court had risen to 266 days from arrest to finalisation.