We publish a wide range of sentencing statistics, including sentencing outcomes for specific offences and 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 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 2016 and 30 June 2021
- over 500 different offences sentenced in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2021.
SACStat was last updated in July 2022. The latest version includes offence summaries for all Magistrates’ Court offences and for higher courts offences with 10 or more charges and cases that received imprisonment.
Our How to Use SACStat page explains how to locate a specific offence using SACStat. A summary of how to use SACStat is also available in our two-page SACStat User Guide.
Go to SACStat.
Sentencing Snapshots are short reports that include data for 31 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 available on SACStat.
You can explore Sentencing Snapshots with our lists of Snapshots by date and Snapshots by offence.
General Trends in Sentencing
Our general trends in sentencing include long-term sentencing trends for Victorian courts, imprisonment trends for Victoria, Australia and international jurisdictions, and general trends for juvenile detention.