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 296
Stealing 242
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 239
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 234
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 193
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 189
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 146
Application - Restraint Order 142
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 123
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 122
Fail to Appear 117
Using controlled plants or its products 113
Use unregistered motor vehicle 108
Breach of bail requirements 107
Breach of bail conditions 101
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 100
Breach of bail 100
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 88
Destroy Property 88
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 85
Contravene conditions of a Notice 76
Breach of Family Violence Order 72
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 69
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 69
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 65
Use abusive language to Police Officer 59
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 58
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 53
Computer Related Fraud 52
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 51
Application - DTO review 50
Injure Property 46
Burglary 46
Fraud 44
Resist a Police Officer 43
Failure to comply with a notice to furnish a taxation return 42
Restricted Licence Application 41
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 31
Unlawful possession of property 31
Disorderly Conduct 29
Assault 29
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 25
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 25
Trespass - (Premises) 24
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 24
Assault a Police Officer 22
Application for Family Violence Order 22
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 20
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 18
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 17
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 17
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 17
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 16
Application - Breach of Suspended Sentence 16
Trespass - (Land) 16
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 15
Threaten Police Officer 14
Motor Vehicle Stealing 14
Attempted computer related fraud 14
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 13
Application to revoke PFVO 13
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 13
Trespass - (Building) 12
Person transporting a horse across Bass Strait failing to ensure that the horse was indivually stalled 12
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 11
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 11
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 11
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 11
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 10
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 10
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 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
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 9
Evade Police 9
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 9
Negligent Driving 9
Application to vary PFVO 9
Emotional abuse or intimidation 9
Refuse to state name and address 9
Application - Disposal of Property 9
Drive without due care and attention 9
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 9
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 9
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 8
State false name and address 8
Application to vary FVO 8
Consorting 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
Possess restricted substance 7
Hinder Conveyance 7
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 7
Attempted Stealing 7
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 6
Breach of Restraint Order 6
Commit a Nuisance 6
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 6
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 6
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 6
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 6
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 6
Application to review Community Correction Order 6
Application for return of bail money 5
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 5
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 5
Use hand-held mobile phone 5
Reckless driving 5
Possess shortened firearm 5
Aggravated assault 5
State false name 5
Mark Graffiti 5
Possess an unregistered firearm 5
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 5
Receiving stolen property 4
In possession of stolen property 4
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 4
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 4
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 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
Disturb the public peace 4
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 4
Drive whilst disqualified 4
Wounding 4
Fail to state source of supply 4
Application - Revoke R/O 4
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 4
Owner of a dog that caused serious injury or death to an animal 4
Possess or use controlled plant or its products 3
Refuse a requirement to undergo an oral fluid test or oral fluid analysis 3
Application to Breach a Home Detention Order 3
Possess child pornography material 3
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 3
dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 3
Fail to comply with conditions specified on licence 3
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 3
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 3
Exceed Speed In Speed Limited Area 3
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 3
Application - Estreat Surety 3
Application - Power of court to release person bound by recognizance 3
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug 3
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 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
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 3
Consume liquor in a public street 3
Behave in a violent manner 3
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 3
Use a Carriage Service to Harass Another Person 3
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 3
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 3
Possess bestiality product 3
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Disobey red traffic light 3
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 3
Escape 3
Make off without payment 3
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 3
Dangerous driving 2
Recklessly discharge missile to the danger of another person 2
Evading Police 2
Refuse Breath Analysis 2
Assault with indecent intent 2
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 2
Loiter for unlawful purpose 2
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
Drive without reasonable consideration for other road users 2
Application - Evidence to be taken by audio or audio visual link 2
Cause unlawful environmental nuisance by noise emission 2
Possession of child exploitation material 2
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 2
Fail to give way when entering roundabout 2
Fail to answer summons to witness 2
Application for Compensation Order 2
Cultivating controlled plant for sale. (major offence) 2
Indecent Assault 2
Stalking 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Obtaining goods by false pretences 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 2
Application by prosecutor or offender to rescind or vary sentence 2
Offensive Language in public place 2
Stealing ... (by misappropriation) 2
Fail to take all reasonable steps to comply with driver demand within 7 days 2
Sell liquor except as authorized 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady red light at the rear 2
Application on courts own motion to vary or rescind sentence 2
Unlawfully possess a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Application to extend FVO 2
Cruelty to Animals 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady white light at front 2
Drive under the influence of a drug 2
Application - Disposal of surrendered or seized firearms 2
False name 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
Possess silencer 2
Possession of stolen firearms 2
Import Prohibited Import 2
Unlawful possession of stolen property 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
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
On reserved land cut up firewood 2

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