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 292
Common Assault 83
Breach of bail conditions 63
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 60
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 59
Burglary 46
Breach of bail 38
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 34
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 33
Use unregistered motor vehicle 33
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 31
Destroy Property 29
Unlawful possession of property 28
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 27
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 26
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 25
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 24
Computer Related Fraud 23
Breach of Family Violence Order 23
Contravene conditions of a Notice 23
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 20
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 19
Use abusive language to Police Officer 19
Motor Vehicle Stealing 17
Disorderly Conduct 16
Application - Restraint Order 14
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 14
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 14
Resist a Police Officer 13
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 12
Indecent Assault 12
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 11
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 11
Fraud 10
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 10
Injure Property 9
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 8
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 8
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 8
Threaten Police Officer 8
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 7
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 7
Obtaining goods by false pretences 7
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 7
Assault a Police Officer 7
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 6
Using controlled plants or its products 6
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 6
Application to vary PFVO 6
Uninsured 6
Fail to Appear 6
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 6
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 5
Refuse to state name and address 5
Aggravated assault 4
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 4
Rape 4
Attempted computer related fraud 4
Trespass - (Land) 4
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 4
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 4
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 3
Hinder Conveyance 3
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 3
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 3
Create common nuisance 3
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 3
Trespass - (Premises) 3
Make off without payment 3
State false name 3
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 3
Dangerous driving 3
Drive without due care and attention 3
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 3
Possession of stolen firearms 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 3
Unlawful setting fire to property 3
Assault 3
Application for Bail 2
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 2
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 2
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
Emotional abuse or intimidation 2
False name 2
Mark Graffiti 2
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 2
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 2
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Reckless driving 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 2
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Discharge firearm from public place 2
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 2
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 2
Recklessly discharge a firearm 2
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 2
Attempted Stealing 2
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Give particulars likely to mislead 2
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Thursday, 30 Jan 2020