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 1152
Common Assault 877
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 656
Breach of bail conditions 641
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 626
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 600
Breach of Family Violence Order 498
Breach of bail 488
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 433
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 402
Computer Related Fraud 359
Use unregistered motor vehicle 326
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 276
Contravene conditions of a Notice 275
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 271
Destroy Property 253
Burglary 228
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 220
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 213
Fail to Appear 200
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 199
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 159
Application - Restraint Order 157
Unlawful possession of property 149
Injure Property 133
Use abusive language to Police Officer 124
Motor Vehicle Stealing 123
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 122
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 118
Resist a Police Officer 117
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 114
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 113
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 108
Uninsured 101
Using controlled plants or its products 101
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 93
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 86
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 84
Disorderly Conduct 83
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 77
Trespass - (Land) 73
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 72
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 72
Assault a Police Officer 70
Trespass - (Premises) 66
Application for Family Violence Order 63
Fail to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health 61
Breach of bail requirements 59
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 53
Breach of Restraint Order 53
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 53
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Restricted Licence Application 50
Assault 40
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 40
Indecent Assault 38
Threaten Police Officer 38
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 38
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 36
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 35
In possession of stolen property 34
Cruelty to Animals 30
Forgery 28
Application - App to Vary Bail 28
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
Stealing ... (special case) 25
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 24
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 24
Fraud 23
Possession of stolen firearms 23
Application to vary PFVO 23
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 23
Trespass - (Building) 23
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 22
Possess shortened firearm 22
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 22
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 22
Reckless driving 22
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 22
Application - DTO review 21
Evade Police 21
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 21
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 20
Attempted computer related fraud 20
Make off without payment 20
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 20
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 20
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 19
Possess an unregistered firearm 19
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 19
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 19
State false name and address 19
Aggravated assault 18
Application to revoke PFVO 18
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 18
Attempted Stealing 17
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 17
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 17
Application for Bail 17
State false name 16
Emotional abuse or intimidation 16
Drive without due care and attention 16
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 16
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 16
Uttering 15
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 15
Refuse to state name and address 14
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 14
Disobey red traffic light 14
Escape 14
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 14
Assault with indecent intent 14
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 14
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 13
Wounding 13
Obtaining goods by false pretences 13
Rape 13
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 13
Hinder Conveyance 12
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 12
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 12
Negligent Driving 12
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 12
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 12
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 12
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 12
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 12
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 12
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 12
Possess firearm part 12
Fail to comply with lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker 12
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 12
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 11
Application to vary FVO 11
Evading Police 10
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 10
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 10
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 10
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 10
Application - Disposal of Property 9
Aggravated Armed Robbery 9
Use hand-held mobile phone 9
Prohibited Behaviour 9
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 9
False name 9
Mark Graffiti 9
Dangerous driving 9
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 9
Refuse Breath Analysis 8
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 8
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 7
Fail to state source of supply 7
Recklessly discharge a firearm 7
Pervert Justice 7
Commit a Nuisance 7
Armed Robbery 7
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 7
Robbery 7
False report to Police 7
Behave in a violent manner 7
Receiving stolen property 7
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 7
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 6
Drive at night without headlights 6
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 6
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 6
Refuse oral fluid test 6
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 6
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 6
Application to extend PFVO 6
Breach of environmental protection notice 5
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 5
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 5
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 5
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 5
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 5
Application - Power of court to release person bound by recognizance 5
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 5
Possess silencer 5
Application to Vary Bail 5
Arson 5
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 5
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Unlawful setting fire to property 5
Threaten a public officer 5
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 5
Possess restricted substance 5
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 5
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 5
Give particulars likely to mislead 4
Possess or use controlled plant or its products 4
Possession of child exploitation material 4
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 4
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 4
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 4
Aggravated Robbery 4
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 4
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 4
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 4
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 4
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 4
Discharge firearm from public place 4
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 4
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements (10 or more firearms) 4
Create common nuisance 4
Drive under the influence of a drug 4
Disturb the public peace 4
Use unregistered trailer 4
Unlawfully setting fire to property 4
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 3
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 3
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 3
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Oral Application for Correction of Sentence 3
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 3
Cause unlawful environmental nuisance by noise emission 3
Resisting a Police Officer 3
Return to Licensed Premises 3
Penetrative sexual abuse of a child or a young person 3
Trespass - (Vehicle) 3
Intimidate Police Officer 3
Cause the death of another person by negligent driving 3
Handle a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drug 3
Permit a person to drive a motor vehicle without a driver licence or exemption 3
Publishing a recording of proceedings 3
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space for longer than the period notified on the meter 3
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 3
Provide false information as to name, date of birth and address 3
Possess bestiality product 3
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of ammunition 3
Attempting to escape 3
Indecent act with a child or young person 3
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 3
Disobey Red Traffic Arrow 3
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 3
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Light a fire to clear land during permit period when not under authority of permit 3
Purchase or acquire type 2 or type 3 fireworks 3
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 3
Fail to comply with a notice of demand 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Fail to take all precautions to ensure the safekeeping of firearm and ammunition 3
Fail to give right change of direction signal 3
Overtake when unsafe to do so 3
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 3
Drive On A Path 3
Fail to keep left of dividing line 3
Application - Estreat Surety 3
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Trespass - (Structure) 2
Attempted Fraud 2
Refuse to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 2
Exceed Speed In Speed Limited Area 2
Interfere with driver's control of vehicle 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Possess a prohibited firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropiate category 2
Attempt to return to Licensed Premises 2
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 2
Constitutional flight offence - taking a flight using an air passenger ticket 2
Refuse to submit to the taking of blood (Oral Fluid Test) 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Possess firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 2
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in oral fluid 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Drive motor vehicle while passenger consuming intoxicating liquor 2
Attempted arson 2
Fail to register dog 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady red light at the rear 2
Use a controlled drug 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 2
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 2
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 2
Behave in a violent, riotous, offensive, indecent manner 2
Fail direction or requirement to undergo breath test 2
Trespass 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2
Permit Passenger Aged 4 years but under 7 years of age to be unrestrained - (Suitable Child Restraint/Booster Seat) 2
Stalking and bullying 2
Oral Application for Bail 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Unlawfully Importing a Controlled Substance 2
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 2
Improper use of Emergency Call Service 2
Fail Breath Analysis 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Driver involved in accident and failing to stop 2
Producing Child Exploitation Material 2
Wilfully Obstructing a Police Officer 2
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 2
Indecent act with a young person under 17 years 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Pursue a course of conduct constituting economic abuse 2
Annoying a person 2
Disobey yellow traffic lights - (Enter Intersection) 2
Abusive words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Fail to make an unloading report at least two hours before unloading rock lobster 2
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 2
Fail to give left change of direction signal 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Refuse a requirement to undergo an oral fluid test or oral fluid analysis 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 2
Attempted aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 2
Attempted burglary 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (reportable contact with a child) 2
Being the owner of a dog which attacks a person 2
Possession of a firearm with identification marks altered or defaced 2
Possess a laser pointer in a public place 2
Disobey 'no right turn' sign at intersection 2
Littering, 55 litres or less in volume 2
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space without the meter running 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Permit the use of unregistered motor vehicle 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020