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 265
Stealing 255
Breach of Family Violence Order 240
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 201
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 156
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 139
Use unregistered motor vehicle 127
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 121
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 104
Breach of bail 94
Application - Restraint Order 92
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 88
Destroy Property 85
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 78
Breach of bail requirements 76
Contravene conditions of a Notice 76
Breach of bail conditions 75
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 75
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 66
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 66
Fail to Appear 64
Burglary 60
Application - App to Vary Bail 56
Fraud 54
Attempted Fraud 53
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 52
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 48
Injure Property 45
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 44
Person transporting a horse across Bass Strait failing to ensure that the horse was indivually stalled 44
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 43
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 41
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 36
Using controlled plants or its products 35
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 31
Restricted Licence Application 27
Unlawful possession of property 26
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 26
Use abusive language to Police Officer 26
Trespass - (Premises) 24
Application for Family Violence Order 24
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 23
Motor Vehicle Stealing 22
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 21
Disorderly Conduct 21
Resist a Police Officer 21
Using a carriage service to transmit/make available/publish/distribute/advertise/promote child pornography material 21
Computer Related Fraud 20
By a deception dishonestly obtain a financial advantage 18
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 16
Trespass - (Land) 15
Evade Police 15
Obtaining goods by false pretences 14
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 14
Preparing for or planning offence of engage in sexual intercourse with child 14
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 13
Breach of Restraint Order 13
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 13
Assault 12
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 12
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 12
Application - DTO review 11
Assault a Police Officer 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
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
Drive without due care and attention 8
Threaten Police Officer 8
In possession of stolen property 8
Application for Correction of Sentence 8
Aggravated assault 7
Indecent Assault 7
Trespass - (Building) 7
Use hand-held mobile phone 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
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 7
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 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
Take whitebait without a whitebait licence 7
Failure to comply with a requirement to give an approved form to the Commissioner 6
Fail to state source of supply 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
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 6
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 6
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 6
Disturb the public peace 5
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 5
Behave in a violent manner 5
Application to vary PFVO 5
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 5
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 5
Attempted burglary 5
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 5
Refuse to state name and address 5
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 5
Encourage offence of engage in sexual intercourse with child 5
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 5
Unlawfully setting fire to property 5
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
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 4
Reckless driving 4
Negligent Driving 4
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 4
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 4
Possession of child exploitation material 4
Possess whitebait without a whitebait licence 4
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 4
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 3
Attempted Murder 3
Unlawful Interference with Clamping Device 3
Fail to deliver found property to Police Station 3
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 3
Application to register change of childs name 3
Pervert Justice 3
Rape 3
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 3
Commit a Nuisance 3
Wounding 3
Disobey red traffic light 3
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 3
Possess an unregistered firearm 3
Application - Disposal of Property 3
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 3
Receiving stolen property 3
Dangerous driving 3
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 3
Producing child pornography material outside Australia 3
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 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
Accessing child exploitation material 3
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Forge a prescription. (minor offence) 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
Fail to give way when at a place with Give way sign 2
Drive at night without headlights and tail lights 2
Distribution of Child Exploitation Material 2
Attempted uttering 2
Application to Revoke an Interstate Domestic Violence Order 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 2
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 2
Make off without payment 2
Stealing ... (special case) 2
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 2
False report to Police 2
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 2
Escape 2
Attempted Stealing 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Forgery 2
State false name 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 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
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 2
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Application to vary FVO 2
Trespass 2
Aggravated Armed Robbery 2
Application for Compensation Order 2
Assault public officer 2
Cause grievous bodily harm to another person by negligent driving 2
Disobey Give way sign 2
Recklessly discharge a firearm 2
Littering, 55 litres or less in volume 2
Disobey "No Entry" 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 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
Prohibited Behaviour 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
Application for Bail 2

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