Devonport 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 291
Stealing 250
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 238
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 234
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 196
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 191
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 148
Application - Restraint Order 142
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 125
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 124
Fail to Appear 120
Using controlled plants or its products 114
Use unregistered motor vehicle 110
Breach of bail requirements 106
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 101
Breach of bail conditions 100
Breach of bail 91
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 90
Destroy Property 88
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 85
Contravene conditions of a Notice 76
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 70
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 69
Breach of Family Violence Order 68
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 65
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 65
Use abusive language to Police Officer 60
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 54
Computer Related Fraud 52
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 51
Application - DTO review 49
Fraud 47
Injure Property 46
Burglary 46
Resist a Police Officer 45
Failure to comply with a notice to furnish a taxation return 42
Restricted Licence Application 38
Unlawful possession of property 32
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 31
Assault 29
Disorderly Conduct 29
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 26
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 26
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 26
Assault a Police Officer 24
Trespass - (Premises) 24
Application for Family Violence Order 23
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 19
Motor Vehicle Stealing 17
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 17
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 17
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 16
Trespass - (Land) 16
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 15
Threaten Police Officer 15
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 15
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 15
Attempted computer related fraud 14
Application - Breach of Suspended Sentence 14
Application to revoke PFVO 13
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 13
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 13
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 13
Trespass - (Building) 13
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 13
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 12
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 12
Person transporting a horse across Bass Strait failing to ensure that the horse was indivually stalled 12
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 11
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 11
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 11
Negligent Driving 10
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 10
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 10
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 10
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearm parts and ammunition 10
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 10
Application to be released as surety from surety recognizance 10
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 9
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 9
Refuse to state name and address 9
Drive without due care and attention 9
Application - Disposal of Property 9
Evade Police 9
Emotional abuse or intimidation 9
Application to vary PFVO 9
State false name and address 8
Consorting 8
Application to vary FVO 8
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 8
Breach of Restraint Order 8
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 8
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 8
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 7
Attempted Stealing 7
Hinder Conveyance 7
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 7
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 7
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 6
Commit a Nuisance 6
Reckless driving 6
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 6
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 6
Application to review Community Correction Order 6
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 6
Possess restricted substance 6
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 5
Application for return of bail money 5
Possess an unregistered firearm 5
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 5
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 5
Aggravated assault 5
Use hand-held mobile phone 5
State false name 5
Mark Graffiti 5
Possess shortened firearm 5
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 5
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 4
Breach a condition of a restricted driver licence 4
Application for breach of a condition of Probation Order 4
Aggravated Sexual Assault 4
Disobey Give way sign 4
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 4
Disturb the public peace 4
Receiving stolen property 4
Fail to state source of supply 4
Drive whilst disqualified 4
Wounding 4
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 4
Application - App to Vary Bail 4
In possession of stolen property 4
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 4
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 4
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 4
Application - Revoke R/O 4
Owner of a dog that caused serious injury or death to an animal 4
Possess or use controlled plant or its products 3
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 3
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 3
Fail to notify change of circumstances within 14 days - (Driver Licence) 3
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 3
Application to revoke FVO 3
Application - Estreat Surety 3
Exceed Speed In Speed Limited Area 3
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 3
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 3
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug 3
Refuse a requirement to undergo an oral fluid test or oral fluid analysis 3
Possess child pornography material 3
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 3
Fail to comply with conditions specified on licence 3
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 3
dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 3
Escape 3
Make off without payment 3
Use a Carriage Service to Harass Another Person 3
Consume liquor in a public street 3
Behave in a violent manner 3
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 3
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 3
Possess bestiality product 3
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 3
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 3
Disobey red traffic light 3
Loiter in or near a public place with intent to commit a crime 2
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 2
Loiter for unlawful purpose 2
Drive without reasonable consideration for other road users 2
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 2
Fail to give way when entering roundabout 2
Cause unlawful environmental nuisance by noise emission 2
Application - Disposal of surrendered or seized firearms 2
Cultivating controlled plant for sale. (major offence) 2
Indecent Assault 2
Possession of child exploitation material 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Obtaining goods by false pretences 2
Recklessly discharge missile to the danger of another person 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 2
Stalking 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Dangerous driving 2
Evading Police 2
Assault with indecent intent 2
Refuse Breath Analysis 2
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 2
Import Prohibited Import 2
Unlawful possession of stolen property 2
Possession of stolen firearms 2
Wrongly Accepting Payment 2
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of ammunition 2
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 2
Attempted Fraud 2
Application to register change of child's name 2
Obtaining financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity 2
Intent to alter concentration of a prescribed illicit drug in oral fluid test 2
False representations in relation to a Commonwealth body 2
Application to Cancel a Community Correction Order 2
Application to Breach a Home Detention Order 2
Using false Commonwealth document 2
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a red reflector at the rear 2
Drive Unlicensed 2
Sell liquor except as authorized 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady red light at the rear 2
Unlawfully possess a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Cruelty to Animals 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 2
Application to extend FVO 2
Application by prosecutor or offender to rescind or vary sentence 2
Offensive Language in public place 2
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 2
Stealing ... (by misappropriation) 2
Fail to take all reasonable steps to comply with driver demand within 7 days 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady white light at front 2
Possess silencer 2
Drive under the influence of a drug 2
False name 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
On reserved land cut up firewood 2

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