Long-Term Sentencing Trends in Victoria

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This report reviews 20 years of data in our Sentencing Snapshots to identify changes in sentencing practices in the higher courts for a select number of offences:

  • murder, manslaughter and culpable driving causing death
  • various cause injury offences
  • drug trafficking and cultivation offences
  • rape, incest and a number of child sex offences.

It outlines offender numbers, imprisonment rates, imprisonment lengths and non-parole periods for each offence.

Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2022