SACStat Magistrates' Court

use profane, indecent, or obscene language or threatening, abusive or insulting words in a public place

Summary Offences Act 1966 (Vic) s 17(1)(c), Data for Magistrates' Court, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021

Note that a charge is a single proven count of an offence. A case is a collection of one or more charges (of any offence) against a person sentenced at the one hearing.

All Cases % Sentence Type

Sentence TypePercentage
All
(n=1,162)
Males Only
(n=973)
Females Only
(n=189)
Ages 18-19
(n=42)
Ages 20-24
(n=160)
Ages 25-34
(n=364)
Ages 35-44
(n=280)
Ages 45-56
(n=229)
Ages 55+
(n=81)
Imprisonment29.3%31.9%16.4%14.3%22.5%36.8%33.2%24.5%19.8%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community Correction Order16.0%15.3%19.6%14.3%21.3%17.6%18.9%10.9%4.9%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Fine31.0%31.8%27.0%21.4%30.6%30.5%27.1%35.8%33.3%
Other0.2%0.1%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.3%0.4%0.0%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal23.5%21.0%36.5%50.0%25.6%14.8%20.4%28.8%42.0%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=1,266)
Imprisonment21.8%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%
Community Correction Order16.8%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine32.4%
Other0.2%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal28.8%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 341
< 349.9%
3 < 625.5%
6 < 1216.1%
12 < 186.2%
18 < 241.8%
24 < 360.0%
36 +0.6%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 341
No NPP92.7%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.9%
6 < 124.7%
12 < 181.2%
18 < 240.0%
24 < 360.6%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 276
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 356.2%9.4%
3 < 617.8%0.7%
6 < 1210.9%0.4%
12 < 182.2%0.0%
18 < 241.8%0.0%
24 +0.7%0.0%

Partially Suspended Sentence Length

CASES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 120.0%
12 < 180.0%
18 < 240.0%
24 < 360.0%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Part to Serve

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
00.0%0.0%
< 10.0%0.0%
1 < 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Wholly Suspended Sentence – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Community Correction Order Length – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 213
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.9%
6 < 120.0%12.7%
12 < 180.0%64.8%
18 < 240.0%13.6%
24 +0.0%8.0%

CHARGES, Intensive Correction Order Length – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Community-Based Order

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 120.0%
12 < 240.0%
24 +0.0%

CHARGES, Fine Amount – by Aggregation

Fine AmountPercentage
n = 410
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5009.8%10.0%
$500 < $1,00029.8%8.0%
$1,000 < $2,00028.8%1.7%
$2,000 < $3,0008.5%0.0%
$3,000 < $4,0001.7%0.0%
$4,000 < $5,0000.5%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0001.0%0.0%
$10,000 < $20,0000.2%0.0%
$20,000 or more0.0%0.0%
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Last update 24 May 2022 © Sentencing Advisory Council, State of Victoria, 2022

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