Most Serious Offence for Victorian Prisoners

On 30 June 2017, sentenced prisoners were most likely to have as their most serious offence:

  • a sexual (assault or non-assaultive) offence (16.4%)
  • a causing injury offence (14.8%)
  • an illicit drug offence (12.7%).

Most serious offences that prisoners were incarcerated for in Victoria as at 30 June 2017

Hover over a bar in the graph to display the number of offenders for the offence.

Most serious offence Percentage of all sentenced prisoners
Sexual offences 16.4%
Assault 14.8%
Drug offences 12.7%
Unlawful entry with intent 10.9%
Justice procedures offences 10.1%
Homicide and related offences 10.0%
Robbery and extortion 7.6%
Theft 4.6%
Deception and related offences 3.1%
Dangerous/negligent acts 2.9%
Weapons/explosives offences 2.0%
Traffic and vehicle (regulatory) 1.5%
Abduction and harassment 1.3%
Property damage offences 1.1%
Public order offences 0.8%
Miscellaneous offences 0.1%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017), Prisoners in Australia, Cat. No. 4517.0 (external link opens in a new window).