The Sentencing Advisory Council today released updated higher courts (County and Supreme Courts) sentencing statistics on SACStat, the Council’s online statistical database.
SACStat now includes data on over 250 offences sentenced in Victoria’s higher courts over the five years to 30 June 2020.
An offence in the higher courts requires a minimum of 10 sentenced charges over the five-year period to be included in SACStat.
Some of the new offences in this year’s update include:
- causing serious injury recklessly in circumstances of gross violence
- sexual activity in the presence of a child aged under 16
- recklessly expose an emergency worker to risk by driving (including in aggravated circumstances).
SACStat also presents over 500 offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria for the three years to 30 June 2019.
Court of Appeal Data
Changes to sentence or conviction are incorporated into SACStat’s higher courts data for all successful appeals determined prior to 1 July 2020.
The Council’s two-page SACStat User Guide includes a summary of SACStat’s counting rules and handy hints on how to use SACStat.
SACStat also incorporates detailed technical resources:
SACStat can be accessed from the Council’s website.