We’ve tabled our annual report for the 2021-22 financial year, reflecting on our achievements over the last 12 months.
We were pleased to provide three research reports to the Victorian Law Reform Commission to assist them with their stalking terms of reference. In doing so, we uncovered an overrepresentation of intervention orders in regional Victoria, a strong relationship between stalking and family violence, and a significant increase in imprisonment rates for breaches of family violence intervention orders and safety notices.
Our work continues to address sentencing issues of interest to the community. This financial year, we reported on the sentencing of offenders aged 60 and over in Victoria. We found that the number of older people sentenced to prison nearly doubled between 2010 and 2019.
One of our core functions is to provide the judiciary and other interested parties with sentencing statistics. We updated SACStat, our online sentencing database, with new statistics for over 250 higher courts offences and over 500 Magistrates’ Court offences. We also published 18 new Sentencing Snapshots, and organised for all our previous reports and Snapshots to be made available on AustLII.
We also continued to extend our community reach by providing over 20 educational sessions, consulting with over 30 organisations and academics, and communicating with our thousands of followers on social media.
Our Annual Report 2021–2022 is available on this website.