SACStat Magistrates' Court

possess, use or carry a prohibited weapon (other than an imitation firearm)

Control Of Weapons Act 1990 (Vic) s 5AA, 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=4,869)
Males Only
(n=4,258)
Females Only
(n=611)
Ages 18-19
(n=151)
Ages 20-24
(n=729)
Ages 25-34
(n=1,991)
Ages 35-44
(n=1,341)
Ages 45-56
(n=528)
Ages 55+
(n=120)
Imprisonment41.7%43.6%28.3%19.9%33.5%46.3%45.1%36.6%26.7%
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 Order0.1%0.1%0.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community Correction Order20.8%20.0%26.4%25.2%24.6%20.6%20.3%18.0%15.0%
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%
Fine25.5%25.6%24.2%25.2%25.7%23.7%24.1%32.8%37.5%
Other1.0%1.0%0.7%0.0%0.7%0.9%1.7%0.4%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal10.9%9.6%20.5%25.8%15.6%8.5%8.8%12.3%20.8%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=5,932)
Imprisonment35.7%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.1%
Community Correction Order25.5%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine25.7%
Other0.8%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal12.3%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 2,031
< 336.3%
3 < 628.1%
6 < 1222.2%
12 < 188.2%
18 < 243.0%
24 < 361.8%
36 +0.4%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 2,031
No NPP90.0%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.9%
6 < 125.7%
12 < 182.1%
18 < 240.8%
24 < 360.4%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 2,116
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 338.0%7.6%
3 < 626.9%0.8%
6 < 1216.5%0.6%
12 < 186.3%0.1%
18 < 242.1%0.1%
24 +1.0%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 = 1,511
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.3%
6 < 120.0%7.9%
12 < 180.0%64.9%
18 < 240.0%19.1%
24 +0.0%7.7%

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 = 1,524
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5007.9%11.3%
$500 < $1,00029.7%7.9%
$1,000 < $2,00027.6%1.8%
$2,000 < $3,0009.1%0.2%
$3,000 < $4,0002.5%0.0%
$4,000 < $5,0000.6%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0001.2%0.0%
$10,000 < $20,0000.3%0.0%
$20,000 or more0.1%0.0%
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Last update 24 May 2022 © Sentencing Advisory Council, State of Victoria, 2022

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