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Offence statistics

Offence statistics give the number of recorded and resolved offences.

Police maintain separate statistics for calendar years and fiscal years.

Latest statistics

Calendar year 2014

Calendar year 2014

Calendar year statistics run from 1 January to 31 December.

Fiscal year 2013/14

Fiscal year statistics run from 1 July to 30 June.

Definition

Specific instances of offences may appear in one or both of the calendar year and fiscal year datasets, in line with the counting rules given in the Overview of recording and counting crime. Similarly, specific instances of offences may appear as resolved in one dataset and unresolved in the other. This occurs when an offence is resolved after the closing date for a given set of statistics.

The offences recorded may differ from what was reported to the Police. This happens if the evidence initially appears inconsistent with what was reported to have occurred.

Multiple offences may be recorded for a single incident. For example, if an occupant is assaulted during a burglary, assault and burglary offences will be recorded.

Statistics for resolved offences represent the numbers of recorded offences where one or more alleged offenders have been identified and recorded, whether or not such offenders have been proceeded against. It is not always possible or appropriate to proceed against an offender, for example if the offender has died, or has moved overseas and can’t be located.

Page updated 1 April 2015

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