SACStat Magistrates' Court

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Drugs, Poisons And Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) s 73(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=2,066)
Males Only
(n=1,633)
Females Only
(n=433)
Ages 18-19
(n=6)
Ages 20-24
(n=90)
Ages 25-34
(n=574)
Ages 35-44
(n=940)
Ages 45-56
(n=369)
Ages 55+
(n=85)
Imprisonment43.3%46.4%31.6%16.7%38.9%46.7%45.6%38.2%23.5%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.3%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 Order16.8%15.4%22.2%50.0%26.7%16.9%16.5%14.9%15.3%
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%
Fine24.4%24.2%25.2%0.0%20.0%21.3%23.8%30.1%34.1%
Other1.7%2.0%0.5%0.0%0.0%1.9%1.9%1.4%1.2%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal13.7%11.9%20.6%33.3%14.4%13.2%12.1%15.2%25.9%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=2,317)
Imprisonment36.1%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%
Community Correction Order19.4%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine26.0%
Other1.5%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal17.0%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 895
< 351.6%
3 < 624.2%
6 < 1215.1%
12 < 185.3%
18 < 241.9%
24 < 361.6%
36 +0.3%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 895
No NPP93.0%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.7%
6 < 123.4%
12 < 182.3%
18 < 240.4%
24 < 360.2%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 836
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 356.9%4.5%
3 < 622.1%1.1%
6 < 129.3%0.1%
12 < 183.7%0.0%
18 < 240.8%0.0%
24 +1.3%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 = 449
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.4%
6 < 120.0%7.8%
12 < 180.0%70.2%
18 < 240.0%17.6%
24 +0.0%4.0%

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 = 603
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $50016.1%12.8%
$500 < $1,00031.2%5.6%
$1,000 < $2,00025.7%0.8%
$2,000 < $3,0006.1%0.3%
$3,000 < $4,0000.7%0.0%
$4,000 < $5,0000.2%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0000.5%0.0%
$10,000 < $20,0000.0%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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