We publish a wide range of sentencing statistics, including sentencing outcomes for specific offences as well as general sentencing trends.
SACStat Sentencing Statistics
We publish statistics for individual offences on Sentencing Advisory Council Statistics (SACStat). SACStat is an online database of sentencing outcomes in the Victorian adult courts that includes statistics for:
- over 250 different offences sentenced in the higher courts (the County and Supreme Courts) of Victoria between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2022
- over 500 different offences sentenced in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2021.
SACStat was last updated in November 2023. The latest version includes new data for offences sentenced in the higher courts.
Go to SACStat.
Sentencing Snapshots are short reports that include data for high-volume offences heard in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria. Published since 2005, Sentencing Snapshots cover a five-year period for each offence. Offences are updated every two years.
Previously, Sentencing Snapshots included offences heard in the Magistrates' Court. The Council has since made its Magistrates’ Court sentencing data for individual offences available on SACStat.
General Trends in Sentencing
Our general trends in sentencing include long-term sentencing trends for the Victorian courts, imprisonment trends for Victoria, Australia and international jurisdictions, and general trends for juvenile detention.