The Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) requires the Council to report on ‘the number of persons convicted during [each financial] year of a serious offence committed while subject to a community correction order’ (section 104AA).
A serious offence covers a wide range of offences including:
- serious violent offences defined under clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) (for example, murder, aggravated burglary, making a threat to kill and false imprisonment)
- sexual offences listed in Schedule 1 of the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 (Vic) (for example, rape, indecent act with a child under 16 and possession of child pornography).
In January 2019, the Council released Serious Offending by People Serving a Community Correction Order: 2017–18. In it, the Council identified serious offences sentenced in 2017–18 that were committed by offenders serving a community correction order.
The Council released Serious Offending by People Serving a Community Correction Order: 2016–17 in May 2018.