Council Launches New Interface and Features for SACStat Sentencing Database

Date of Publication
22 June 2023

Today we have launched a new interface for our SACStat database of sentencing statistics for Victoria’s adult courts.

We have given SACStat a new look and feel and made it more accessible, user-friendly and mobile-friendly.

New Features

SACStat has new features including:

  • data on combined orders of imprisonment with a community correction order
  • standard sentence offence data
  • time series data (by year).

Each offence now includes a summary outlining the number of charges and cases sentenced and the most common sentencing outcome for the offence.

SACStat also has new search and browse tools to help you locate offences quickly. And you can now download all data for each offence in an Excel file.

New Tutorial Videos

To help you navigate the new SACStat, we have prepared tutorial videos on:

  • Using SACStat Magistrates’ Court data
  • Using SACStat higher courts data
  • Using SACStat standard sentence data
  • Understanding SACStat charge and case data.

You can access the tutorial videos on SACStat and on our YouTube channel.

About SACStat

SACStat includes data on over 250 offences sentenced in Victoria’s higher courts (County and Supreme Courts) and 500 offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court. Changes to sentence or conviction in the Court of Appeal are incorporated into SACStat’s higher courts data for all appeals determined prior to 1 July 2021.

Accessing SACStat

SACStat has a new address. Please update your bookmarks to reflect this.

You can still access SACStat  from our website.