Online Sentencing Database Updated with New Statistics and Summary Reports

Date of Publication
10 May 2019

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

SACStat now includes sentencing data for over 200 offences sentenced in the higher courts (the County and Supreme Courts) of Victoria over the five years to 30 June 2018. This is the fourth update to higher courts data on SACStat since the database was publicly launched in 2012.

SACStat continues to present approximately 500 offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria over the three years to 30 June 2016.

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 1 July 2018 has been incorporated into the sentencing data.

Sentencing Summary Reports

SACStat now includes short narrative reports summarising sentencing outcomes for many offences heard in the higher courts. These summaries are available for any principal offences with at least 10 charges and cases receiving imprisonment.

Summaries are available for all offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court. 

The summaries can be printed and are easily accessed for use on smartphones and tablets.

You can access SACStat from the database homepage or from our website.