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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=160)
Males Only
(n=154)
Females Only
(n=6)
Ages 18-19
(n=1)
Ages 20-24
(n=18)
Ages 25-34
(n=87)
Ages 35-44
(n=45)
Ages 45-56
(n=7)
Ages 55+
(n=2)
Imprisonment46.9%47.4%33.3%100.0%55.6%47.1%46.7%28.6%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 Order16.3%14.9%50.0%0.0%16.7%16.1%15.6%28.6%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%
Fine25.6%26.0%16.7%0.0%16.7%26.4%26.7%28.6%50.0%
Other1.3%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%1.1%2.2%0.0%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal10.0%10.4%0.0%0.0%11.1%9.2%8.9%14.3%50.0%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=173)
Imprisonment31.2%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%
Community Correction Order23.1%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine34.1%
Other1.2%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal10.4%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 75
< 334.7%
3 < 625.3%
6 < 1228.0%
12 < 186.7%
18 < 242.7%
24 < 362.7%
36 +0.0%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 75
No NPP92.0%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 125.3%
12 < 181.3%
18 < 241.3%
24 < 360.0%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 54
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 331.5%3.7%
3 < 624.1%3.7%
6 < 1224.1%0.0%
12 < 1811.1%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +1.9%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 = 40
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%5.0%
12 < 180.0%70.0%
18 < 240.0%22.5%
24 +0.0%2.5%

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 = 59
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5005.1%6.8%
$500 < $1,00039.0%6.8%
$1,000 < $2,00016.9%1.7%
$2,000 < $3,00013.6%0.0%
$3,000 < $4,0006.8%0.0%
$4,000 < $5,0003.4%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0000.0%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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