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 430
Common Assault 219
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 167
Breach of bail conditions 141
Computer Related Fraud 140
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 136
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 135
Breach of bail 118
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 100
Burglary 96
Use unregistered motor vehicle 79
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 75
Contravene conditions of a Notice 66
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 65
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 61
Destroy Property 57
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 57
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 53
Unlawful possession of property 49
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 49
Breach of Family Violence Order 49
Use abusive language to Police Officer 47
Motor Vehicle Stealing 46
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 44
Fail to Appear 42
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Application - Restraint Order 39
Resist a Police Officer 38
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 37
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 34
Disorderly Conduct 29
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 29
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 27
Injure Property 25
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 23
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 23
Indecent Assault 22
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 22
Assault a Police Officer 18
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 18
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 17
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 17
Using controlled plants or its products 16
Uninsured 16
Forgery 15
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 15
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 15
Threaten Police Officer 14
Stealing ... (special case) 13
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 12
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 12
Trespass - (Land) 12
Fraud 12
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 11
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 11
Application for Family Violence Order 11
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 11
Application to vary PFVO 10
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 10
Possess an unregistered firearm 10
Assault with indecent intent 9
Trespass - (Premises) 9
Breach of Restraint Order 9
Assault 9
Obtaining goods by false pretences 9
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 9
Attempted computer related fraud 8
State false name 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Breach of bail requirements 7
Application - Disposal of Property 7
In possession of stolen property 7
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 7
Hinder Conveyance 7
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 6
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 6
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 6
Aggravated assault 6
Disobey red traffic light 6
Refuse to state name and address 6
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 6
Make off without payment 6
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 6
Reckless driving 6
Recklessly discharge a firearm 6
Attempted Stealing 5
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 5
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 5
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 5
Wounding 5
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 5
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 5
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 5
False name 5
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 5
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 5
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 5
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 4
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 4
Rape 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 4
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 4
Dangerous driving 4
State false name and address 4
Possession of stolen firearms 4
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 4
Application to extend PFVO 4
Commit a Nuisance 4
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 4
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 4
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 4
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 3
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 3
Application to revoke PFVO 3
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 3
Create common nuisance 3
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 3
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 3
Possess firearm part 3
Application - App to Vary Bail 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 3
Drive without due care and attention 3
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 3
Refuse Breath Analysis 3
Armed Robbery 3
Possess shortened firearm 3
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 3
Evade Police 3
Behave in a violent manner 3
Mark Graffiti 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Emotional abuse or intimidation 3
Unlawful setting fire to property 3
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 3
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 3
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 3
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 2
Trespass - (Building) 2
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 2
Give particulars likely to mislead 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 2
Application for Bail 2
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Negligent Driving 2
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 2
Possess bestiality product 2
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 2
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Escape 2
Disturb the public peace 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 2
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Evading Police 2
Discharge firearm from public place 2
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Possess silencer 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Friday, 21 Feb 2020