Firearms Offences: Current Sentencing Practices

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Firearms Offences: Current Sentencing Practices examines trends in the prevalence and sentencing of firearms offences in Victoria. The report considers 132 firearms offences provisions sentenced between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2017. It looks at outcomes in the Magistrates’ Court, the higher courts (the Supreme and County Courts) and the Children’s Court. It explores a range of issues, including offences sentenced alongside firearms offences and cumulation of sentences on firearms charges in the higher courts.

The Council has also prepared a two-page factsheet outlining the key findings of the report.

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© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2019