SACStat Magistrates' Court

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Drugs, Poisons And Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) s 71AC(1), 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=426)
Males Only
(n=370)
Females Only
(n=56)
Ages 18-19
(n=39)
Ages 20-24
(n=167)
Ages 25-34
(n=162)
Ages 35-44
(n=44)
Ages 45-56
(n=13)
Ages 55+
(n=0)
Imprisonment38.5%38.9%35.7%2.6%29.3%49.4%59.1%61.5%0.0%
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 Order40.6%40.5%41.1%61.5%41.9%37.7%34.1%15.4%0.0%
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%
Fine11.7%11.9%10.7%15.4%16.2%8.6%4.5%7.7%0.0%
Other0.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal8.9%8.4%12.5%20.5%12.6%3.7%2.3%15.4%0.0%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=453)
Imprisonment38.0%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%
Community Correction Order41.1%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine11.9%
Other0.2%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal8.8%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 164
< 325.0%
3 < 629.9%
6 < 1234.8%
12 < 186.1%
18 < 241.8%
24 < 362.4%
36 +0.0%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 164
No NPP91.5%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 125.5%
12 < 181.2%
18 < 241.2%
24 < 360.6%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 172
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 327.9%2.9%
3 < 626.7%1.2%
6 < 1227.9%2.9%
12 < 185.2%1.2%
18 < 242.9%0.0%
24 +1.2%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 = 186
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%5.9%
12 < 180.0%62.4%
18 < 240.0%17.2%
24 +0.0%14.5%

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 = 54
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5000.0%0.0%
$500 < $1,0003.7%5.6%
$1,000 < $2,00025.9%3.7%
$2,000 < $3,00027.8%3.7%
$3,000 < $4,0009.3%5.6%
$4,000 < $5,0001.9%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0007.4%1.9%
$10,000 < $20,0003.7%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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