SACStat Magistrates' Court

common law assault

Common Law, 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=428)
Males Only
(n=396)
Females Only
(n=32)
Ages 18-19
(n=19)
Ages 20-24
(n=49)
Ages 25-34
(n=164)
Ages 35-44
(n=131)
Ages 45-56
(n=54)
Ages 55+
(n=10)
Imprisonment54.9%57.3%25.0%31.6%42.9%61.0%61.1%46.3%30.0%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.8%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 Order0.5%0.5%0.0%10.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community Correction Order22.0%21.7%25.0%26.3%30.6%17.7%20.6%27.8%30.0%
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%
Fine5.8%5.3%12.5%5.3%8.2%6.7%2.3%5.6%20.0%
Other0.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal16.4%14.6%37.5%26.3%18.4%14.6%14.5%20.4%20.0%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=543)
Imprisonment54.3%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.2%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.4%
Community Correction Order26.0%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine5.3%
Other0.2%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal13.6%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 235
< 325.5%
3 < 629.4%
6 < 1226.4%
12 < 189.4%
18 < 244.3%
24 < 363.0%
36 +2.1%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 235
No NPP87.2%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 125.5%
12 < 183.4%
18 < 242.1%
24 < 361.7%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 295
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 324.1%5.1%
3 < 624.1%4.1%
6 < 1220.7%3.1%
12 < 188.5%1.4%
18 < 243.7%0.7%
24 +4.1%0.7%

Partially Suspended Sentence Length

CASES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 1
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 12100.0%
12 < 180.0%
18 < 240.0%
24 < 360.0%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 1
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 18100.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Part to Serve

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 1
AggregateNon-Aggregate
00.0%0.0%
< 10.0%0.0%
1 < 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 +100.0%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 = 141
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%3.5%
12 < 180.0%51.8%
18 < 240.0%29.1%
24 +0.0%15.6%

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 = 29
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5000.0%0.0%
$500 < $1,00020.7%10.3%
$1,000 < $2,00024.1%13.8%
$2,000 < $3,00013.8%3.4%
$3,000 < $4,0003.4%3.4%
$4,000 < $5,0006.9%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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