Tasmania Crime Statistics for 2020

These statistics are generated from data that has been gathered from the Magistrates Court of Tasmania page. Some important warnings and disclaimers on this data include:

  • Statistics are grouped by matter year so early in the year the list may be empty because all court appearances to date have related to matters from previous years. Likewise previous years' statistics may change when a matter is brought before the courts for the first time.
  • These are matters referred to the courts and in many cases the parties will have been found not guilty or the charges dismissed.
  • Accuracy and completeness of the data is not guaranteed and it has been provided strictly for personal entertainment purposes only.
  • Some data will be skewed by legislative changes. For example failure to pay a Tasmanian driving infringement on time used to automatically proceed to a court summons whereas now that will only occur if someone indicates they wish to contest the charges.
  • Some charges have different descriptions but describe the same offence, for example "Breach of bail" and "Breach of bail conditions".
  • The list only includes charges with more than one count in the selected period to exclude some that appear to be typograhical errors.
Charge Description Total Counts
Stealing 815
Common Assault 535
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 403
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 360
Breach of bail conditions 350
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 308
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 277
Breach of bail 264
Computer Related Fraud 240
Breach of Family Violence Order 231
Use unregistered motor vehicle 206
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 171
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 159
Burglary 154
Contravene conditions of a Notice 142
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 139
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 138
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 134
Destroy Property 133
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 133
Fail to Appear 124
Application - Restraint Order 101
Unlawful possession of property 99
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 96
Motor Vehicle Stealing 86
Use abusive language to Police Officer 84
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 80
Injure Property 80
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 75
Resist a Police Officer 74
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 70
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 69
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 67
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 60
Using controlled plants or its products 56
Disorderly Conduct 56
Uninsured 53
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 50
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 45
Assault a Police Officer 44
Trespass - (Premises) 44
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 42
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 42
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 37
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 36
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 35
Trespass - (Land) 34
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 34
Assault 31
Application for Family Violence Order 31
Cruelty to Animals 30
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 28
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
In possession of stolen property 26
Threaten Police Officer 24
Indecent Assault 23
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 21
Breach of bail requirements 21
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 19
Breach of Restraint Order 18
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 17
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 17
Forgery 17
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 17
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 16
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 16
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 16
Application - App to Vary Bail 16
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 15
Stealing ... (special case) 15
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 15
Reckless driving 15
Restricted Licence Application 15
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 14
Trespass - (Building) 14
Application to vary PFVO 14
Possess an unregistered firearm 14
Make off without payment 14
Possession of stolen firearms 14
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 13
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 13
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 13
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 13
Attempted Stealing 13
Possess shortened firearm 13
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 13
Evade Police 13
Fraud 12
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 12
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 11
Obtaining goods by false pretences 11
State false name 11
Application to revoke PFVO 11
Assault with indecent intent 10
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 10
Refuse to state name and address 10
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 10
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 10
State false name and address 10
Hinder Conveyance 10
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 10
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 10
Attempted computer related fraud 9
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 9
Possess firearm part 9
Negligent Driving 9
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 9
Wounding 9
Disobey red traffic light 9
Aggravated assault 9
Escape 9
Drive without due care and attention 9
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 8
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 8
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 8
Emotional abuse or intimidation 8
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 8
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 8
False name 7
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 7
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 7
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 7
Application - Disposal of Property 7
Refuse Breath Analysis 7
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 6
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 6
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 6
Mark Graffiti 6
Aggravated Armed Robbery 6
Commit a Nuisance 6
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 6
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 6
Prohibited Behaviour 6
Recklessly discharge a firearm 6
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 6
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 6
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 6
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 6
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 5
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 5
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 5
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 5
Dangerous driving 5
Behave in a violent manner 5
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 5
Use hand-held mobile phone 5
Rape 5
Application to extend PFVO 5
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 5
Application - DTO review 5
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 5
Evading Police 5
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 4
Robbery 4
Unlawful setting fire to property 4
Application to vary FVO 4
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 4
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 4
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 4
Drive under the influence of a drug 4
Possess silencer 4
Armed Robbery 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Refuse oral fluid test 4
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 4
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 4
Import a restricted animal 3
Possess Restricted Animal 3
Create common nuisance 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 3
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 3
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 3
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 3
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 3
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 3
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Discharge firearm from public place 3
Drive at night without headlights 3
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 3
Receiving stolen property 3
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 3
Overtake when unsafe to do so 3
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 3
Pervert Justice 3
Give particulars likely to mislead 3
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Resisting a Police Officer 3
Disturb the public peace 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 3
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 3
Uttering 3
Threaten a public officer 3
Attempted burglary 3
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 3
False report to Police 3
Fail to keep left of dividing line 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 2
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 2
Disobey yellow traffic lights - (Enter Intersection) 2
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 2
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 2
Fail direction or requirement to undergo breath test 2
Handle a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drug 2
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 2
Possession of child exploitation material 2
Possess bestiality product 2
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 2
Annoying a person 2
Permit a person to drive a motor vehicle without a driver licence or exemption 2
Return to Licensed Premises 2
Trespass - (Vehicle) 2
Arson 2
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Application for Bail 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 2
Attempting to escape 2
Intimidate Police Officer 2
Permit the use of unregistered motor vehicle 2
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 2
Aggravated Robbery 2
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 2
Driver involved in accident and failing to stop 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Possess restricted substance 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Fail Breath Analysis 2
Producing Child Exploitation Material 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Attempted arson 2
Drive motor vehicle while passenger consuming intoxicating liquor 2
Abusive words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 2
Disobey Red Traffic Arrow 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Attempt to return to Licensed Premises 2
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 2
Behave in a violent, riotous, offensive, indecent manner 2
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in oral fluid 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020