Burnie Crime Statistics for 2019

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
Common Assault 260
Stealing 249
Breach of Family Violence Order 237
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 200
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 145
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 137
Use unregistered motor vehicle 128
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 122
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 104
Breach of bail 99
Application - Restraint Order 90
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 89
Destroy Property 83
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 78
Contravene conditions of a Notice 77
Breach of bail requirements 75
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 75
Breach of bail conditions 73
Fail to Appear 69
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 68
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 64
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 58
Fraud 56
Attempted Fraud 53
Burglary 50
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 48
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 45
Person transporting a horse across Bass Strait failing to ensure that the horse was indivually stalled 44
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 42
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 41
Injure Property 40
Restricted Licence Application 38
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 35
Using controlled plants or its products 34
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 32
Use abusive language to Police Officer 27
Unlawful possession of property 26
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 26
Application for Family Violence Order 26
Trespass - (Premises) 24
Motor Vehicle Stealing 24
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 23
Using a carriage service to transmit/make available/publish/distribute/advertise/promote child pornography material 21
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 21
Disorderly Conduct 21
Resist a Police Officer 20
Computer Related Fraud 20
By a deception dishonestly obtain a financial advantage 18
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 17
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 16
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 16
Evade Police 15
Trespass - (Land) 14
Obtaining goods by false pretences 14
Breach of Restraint Order 14
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 14
Preparing for or planning offence of engage in sexual intercourse with child 14
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 13
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 13
Assault 12
Assault a Police Officer 12
Application - DTO review 11
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 11
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 11
Emotional abuse or intimidation 10
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 9
Application - App to Vary Bail 9
Drive without due care and attention 9
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 9
Using a carriage service to solicit child pornography material 9
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 8
Threaten Police Officer 8
In possession of stolen property 8
Application for Correction of Sentence 8
Use hand-held mobile phone 8
Trespass - (Building) 8
Indecent Assault 7
Aggravated assault 7
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 7
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 7
Obtaining a financial advantage 7
Application to revoke PFVO 7
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 7
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 7
Procuring child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia 7
Use a net other than a landing net or a seine net in inland waters 7
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 7
Failure to comply with a ministerial order under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995 relating to the taking of whitebait 7
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 7
Take whitebait without a whitebait licence 7
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 6
Failure to comply with a requirement to give an approved form to the Commissioner 6
Possess a net other than a landing net or a seine net at inland waters 6
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 6
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 6
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 6
Negligent Driving 6
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 6
Fail to state source of supply 6
Refuse to state name and address 5
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 5
Behave in a violent manner 5
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 5
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 5
Disturb the public peace 5
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 5
Encourage offence of engage in sexual intercourse with child 5
Unlawfully setting fire to property 5
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 5
Possess whitebait without a whitebait licence 4
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 4
Using a carriage service to transmit child pornography material 4
Engaging in sexual intercourse with a child outside Australia 4
Assault with indecent intent 4
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 4
Attempted burglary 4
Application to vary PFVO 4
Pervert Justice 4
Application for Compensation Order 4
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 4
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 4
Possession of child exploitation material 4
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 4
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 3
Commit a Nuisance 3
Disobey red traffic light 3
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 3
Wounding 3
Reckless driving 3
Attempted Murder 3
Unlawful Interference with Clamping Device 3
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 3
Application to vary FVO 3
Rape 3
Receiving stolen property 3
Dangerous driving 3
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 3
Application - Disposal of Property 3
Possess an unregistered firearm 3
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 3
Producing child pornography material outside Australia 3
Application to Vary a Community Correction Order 3
Using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to person under 16 years of age 3
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 3
Fail to deliver found property to Police Station 3
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 3
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 3
Application to register change of childs name 3
Forge a prescription. (minor offence) 3
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Accessing child exploitation material 3
Drive at night without headlights and tail lights 2
Disobey "No Entry" Sign 2
Fail to give way when at a place with Give way sign 2
Application by prosecutor or offender to rescind or vary sentence 2
Aid the commission of a simple offence (Breach of Family Violence Order) 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 2
Application to give evidence via audio link 2
Application to Revoke an Interstate Domestic Violence Order 2
Possess a prohibited firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropiate category 2
Distribution of Child Exploitation Material 2
Attempted uttering 2
Unlawful control of property 2
Application - Extend R/O 2
Evading Police 2
Stealing ... (special case) 2
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 2
Make off without payment 2
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 2
Escape 2
Attempted Stealing 2
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 2
False report to Police 2
Trespass 2
Aggravated Armed Robbery 2
State false name 2
Disobey Give way sign 2
Recklessly discharge a firearm 2
Forgery 2
Prohibited Behaviour 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
Application for Bail 2
Fail to drive completely within a marked lane 2
Possess restricted substance 2
Application - Estreat Surety 2
Intimidate Police Officer 2
Cruelty to Animals 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 2
Stop on a driveway to adjacent land 2
Cause grievous bodily harm to another person by negligent driving 2
Assault public officer 2
Possession of stolen property 2
Littering, 55 litres or less in volume 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
State false name and address 2
Permit Passenger Aged 4 years but under 7 years of age to be unrestrained - (Suitable Child Restraint/Booster Seat) 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Thursday, 4 Jun 2020