Sentencing Severity for Serious and Significant Offences: A Statistical Report

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Sentencing Severity for Serious and Significant Offences examines offences defined as ‘serious’ or ‘significant’  in section 3 of the Sentencing Act 1991. The report includes an offence seriousness rank based on current sentencing practices and presents comprehensive data on the range of sentences imposed by the courts, with offence statutory maximum seriousness rankings compared with rankings based on current sentencing practices.

Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© Copyright State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2011

Please note: Figures 7 and 11 contain incorrect data in the printed version of this report. These figures have been corrected in the online version.