The number of cases sentenced in the higher courts of Victoria (the County and Supreme Courts) decreased over the last 15 years. It fell from 2,058 cases in 2004–05 to 1,773 cases in 2019–20.
These numbers do not include cases that were finalised by:
- the higher courts as a result of an appeal
- acquittal or transfer to other court levels
- the prosecution withdrawing all charges.
Number of cases sentenced in the higher courts of Victoria
Hover over the line in the graph to display the number of cases for each year.
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Source: Court Services Victoria, unpublished data. Note that the data may be subject to revision to reflect amendments to records in Court Services Victoria’s databases.