Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Published August 1972
Report Type Statistical Report 5 Series 1
Subject Alcohol; Prisons and prisoners

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An analysis of over ten thousand cases occurring throughout New South Wales during the first quarter of this year revealed that three cases out of four terminate with the forfeiture of recognizance:
  • Recognizance ('bail money') forfeited 76%
  • Admonished and discharged 6%
  • Fine, in default detention until rising of the Court 1.5%
  • Fine and recognizance 2%
  • Remand for action under the Inebriates Act 0.5%
  • Fine, in default 24 hours imprisonment 12%
  • Fine, in default 48 hours imprisonment 2%