New Sentencing Snapshots for Incest and Drug Offences

30 August 2018

The Council has released new Sentencing Snapshots for incest and five drug offences sentenced in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria in the five years to 30 June 2017.

Each Sentencing Snapshot presents data on the type and length of sentences imposed for the principal offence (the most serious offence) in a case.

The six new Snapshots are:

Over the five years to 30 June 2017:

  • 94% of the 126 people sentenced for incest as the principal offence received an immediate custodial sentence. The median imprisonment term for this offence was 5 years, and the longest sentence was 9 years.
  • 95% of the 173 people sentenced for trafficking in a commercial quantity of drugs as the principal offence received an immediate custodial sentence. The median imprisonment term was 4 years, and the longest sentence was 8 years.
  • 100% of the 67 people sentenced for trafficking in a large commercial quantity of drugs as the principal offence received an immediate custodial sentence. The median imprisonment term was 7 years, and the longest sentence was 20 years.

The new Sentencing Snapshots are available from our website.