This dashboard represents Overview and Comparison of Offences and Offenders by each Australian states and territories, sex and Year as well as their involvements in type of offensive activities for the period of 2008-09 till 2016-17.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RELATED OFFENCES INCREASED FOR SIXTH TIME
The number of offenders with a principal offence of Sexual assault and related offences increased by 3% from 7,898 offenders in 2015–16 to 8,123 in 2016–17. This was the sixth successive annual increase; since 2010–11 the number of offenders for these offences has increased by 40% (2,327 offenders)
Overall, There were increases in offenders with this principal offence in all states and territories except Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
From 2015–16 to 2016–17 the national number of offenders with a principal offence of:
Homicide and relatedoffences decreased for the second successive year, down by 5% or 37 offenders
Robbery/extortionincreased by 6% or 194 offenders
Theft increased by 4% or 3,025 offenders
Illicit drug offences decreased 3% or 2,044 offenders