Online Sentencing Database Updated with New Statistics and Improved Interface

1 August 2017

The Council today released updated sentencing statistics on SACStat (Sentencing Advisory Council Statistics Online), the Council’s online statistical database.

SACStat now includes sentencing data for approximately 200 offences sentenced in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria over the five years to 30 June 2016 and data for approximately 500 offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria over the three years to 30 June 2016.

This is the third update to higher courts data on SACStat and the fourth for Magistrates’ Court data since the database was publicly launched in 2012.

Court of Appeal Data

Higher courts data on SACStat includes sentencing outcomes from the Court of Appeal. Any change to sentence or conviction as a result of a successful appeal before 31 December 2016 has been incorporated into the sentencing data.

Sentencing Summary Reports for Select Higher Courts Offences

SACStat now includes short narrative reports summarising sentencing patterns for 28 offences heard in the higher courts. These short reports provide summaries of sentencing patterns for both charges and cases. The 28 offences are included in the Council’s Sentencing Snapshots series.

Improved Interface

Following usability testing, SACStat’s interface has been redesigned to improve user experience.

You can access the new-look SACStat from our website.