Crime in ACT
Each quarter, ACT Policing issues crime statistics illustrating the offences reported or becoming known in suburbs across Canberra.
Click here for more information at the Australian Federal Police website.
Crime in NSW
These data consist of criminal incidents reported to police and recorded on the NSW Police Force's Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS). While this system is used for record-keeping for all police operations, not just for criminal matters, the Bureau only reports on criminal incidents.
Recorded crime statistics for some offence categories do not accurately reflect the actual level of crime in the community. This is because the number of incidents recorded may be affected by extraneous factors which are not easily measured. In particular:
- Many crimes which occur are not reported to police and will therefore not be recorded - for example, a large number of assaults, sexual assaults and robberies are not reported to police.
- Recording of those offences which are detected by, rather than reported to police, are strongly affected by policing practices - examples of these are drug offences, drink driving offences, offensive behaviour and receiving stolen goods. Recorded rates for such offences do not accurately reflect actual rates.
- Sydney Local Government Area has high recorded crime rates because, compared with other regions, the resident population is small relative to the number of people in the area. In other words the area has a high user population which is not reflected in the denominator of the rate calculation.
- Recorded crime rates in Local Government Areas with small population sizes are not always a good indicator of offending. Crime rates in areas with populations under 3,000 may be unreliable and should be interpreted with caution.
Crime in NT
The Northern Territory crime statistics are prepared by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice using data recorded by the Northern Territory Police.
Click here for more information at the Northern Territory Police website.
Crime in QLD
All Queensland Police Service crime statistics are derived from the data contained in official crime reports. Since June 2007, official crime reports have been recorded in the Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME). These figures are preliminary and have been provided without allowing six weeks to enable additional information to be added or edited in QPrime and for quality assurance processing. Therefore they are subject to change and should be used with caution.
Click here for more information at the Queensland Police website.
Crime in TAS
The Department of Police and Emergency Management Crime Statistics Supplement 2012-13 provides a detailed breakdown of the offences reported, or becoming known to Tasmania Police in the financial year ending 30 June 2013. Five year trend data is included for many of the measures.
Click here for more information at the Department of Police and Emergency Management, Tasmania website.