Launceston 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
Stealing 1034
Common Assault 636
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 582
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 531
Computer Related Fraud 443
Breach of bail 422
Breach of bail conditions 348
Use unregistered motor vehicle 306
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 295
Breach of Family Violence Order 291
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 283
Application - Restraint Order 242
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 236
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 231
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 227
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 220
Application - DTO review 211
Destroy Property 202
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 177
Fail to Appear 177
Burglary 176
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 174
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 161
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 157
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 146
Fraud 135
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 132
Uninsured 125
Contravene conditions of a Notice 121
Unlawful possession of property 117
Attempt fraud on a creditor 114
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 109
Restricted Licence Application 109
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 105
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 103
Use abusive language to Police Officer 98
Injure Property 96
Motor Vehicle Stealing 92
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 92
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 89
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 85
Using controlled plants or its products 74
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 73
Breach of Restraint Order 72
Resist a Police Officer 69
Trespass - (Premises) 68
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 63
Trespass - (Land) 60
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 59
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 56
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 52
Use a computer with intent to defraud 52
Insert false information as data 50
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 48
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 47
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 46
In possession of stolen property 40
Application to vary PFVO 40
Disorderly Conduct 39
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 37
Threaten Police Officer 36
Assault a Police Officer 35
Reckless driving 35
Trespass - (Building) 34
Application for Family Violence Order 29
Breach of bail requirements 27
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 27
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 27
Possession of stolen firearms 26
Indecent Assault 26
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 25
Uttering 24
Forgery 24
Evade Police 23
Drive without due care and attention 23
Application - Community Correction Order 23
Receiving stolen property 22
Application for Cancellation of Drug Treatment Order 22
Make off without payment 20
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 20
Obtaining goods by false pretences 19
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 19
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 19
Possess shortened firearm 18
Attempted burglary 18
Compliance with Food Standards Code 18
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 17
Trespass 17
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 16
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 16
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 16
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 16
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 16
Possess an unregistered firearm 16
Application - Disposal of Property 16
Oral Application for Breach of Suspended Sentence 16
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 16
Assault 15
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 15
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 15
Possess silencer 14
Application for Correction of Sentence 14
Possess restricted substance 14
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 13
Attempted Stealing 13
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 13
Disturb the public peace 13
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 12
Fail to state source of supply 12
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 12
Wounding 12
Application - Breach of Suspended Sentence 12
Application to revoke PFVO 12
Refuse to state name and address 12
Application - App to Vary Bail 12
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 12
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 12
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 11
Cultivating controlled plant for sale. (major offence) 11
Application for Compensation Order 11
Assault with indecent intent 11
Use hand-held mobile phone 11
Rape 10
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 10
Attempted Fraud 10
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 10
Unlawfully setting fire to property 9
Armed Robbery 9
Failure to comply with a notice to furnish a taxation return 8
Prohibited Behaviour 8
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 8
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 8
Emotional abuse or intimidation 8
Attempted computer related fraud 8
Oral Application for Correction of Sentence 8
Fraud on a creditor 8
Being found prepared for the commission of a crime (possession of an instrument for making an unlawful entry) 8
Possess firearm part 8
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 8
Application to extend PFVO 8
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 8
Application to vary FVO 8
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 8
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 7
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 7
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 7
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 7
Disobey red traffic light 7
Aggravated Armed Robbery 7
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 7
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 7
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 7
Obtaining a financial advantage 7
Cruelty to Animals 7
Application to register change of childs name 7
Dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime 7
False name 7
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 7
Use carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence 7
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 6
Application - Oral Breach of Suspended Sentence 6
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 6
Aggravated assault 6
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 6
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 6
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 6
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 6
State false name 6
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 6
Unlawful setting fire to property 6
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 6
Application - Oral appplication Community Correction Order 5
Application - Vary Restraint Order 5
Commit a Nuisance 5
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 5
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 5
State false name and address 5
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 5
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 5
Refuse Breath Analysis 5
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 5
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 5
Pervert Justice 5
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 5
Aggravated Burglary 5
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 4
Application for Bail 4
Possess Prohibited Import 4
Indecent act with a young person under 17 years 4
Use unregistered trailer 4
Causing grievous bodily harm 4
Possess a controlled drug 4
Assault public officer 4
Disobey Red Traffic Light - Stop Line 4
Conveying ammunition contrary to prescribed safety requirements 4
Involve person under 18 years in production of child exploitation material 4
Permit the use of unregistered motor vehicle 4
Evading Police 4
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 4
Utter Counterfeit Money 4
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 4
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 4
Breach a condition of a restricted driver licence 4
Behave in a violent manner 4
Breach of Police Family Violence Order - Subsequent to count 5 4
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 4
Application to Vary Bail 4
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearm parts and ammunition 3
Application to Vary a Community Correction Order 3
Forgery - Making a false document 3
Possess child pornography material 3
Purchase or acquire type 2 or type 3 fireworks 3
Application to give evidence via audio link 3
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 3
Obtain financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity 3
Contravene Condition of an Order 3
Application to Cancel Home Detention Order 3
Dishonestly use a document to create false impression of being licenced 3
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 3
Application upon Breach of Undertaking 3
Drive whilst disqualified 3
False report to Police 3
Possess a crossbow 3
Driver involved in accident and failing to stop 3
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 3
Refuse to submit to the taking of blood (Oral Fluid Test) 3
Possession of a firearm with identification marks altered or defaced 3
Permit animal to be in public place, not in custody or control 3
Dishonestly use a document to create the false impression the vehicle was registered 3
Disobey Keep Left Sign 3
Provide false information 3
Transferee failing to complete and lodge required form to transfer registration within 7 days after the relevant date 3
Disobey Give way sign 3
Possession of child exploitation material 3
Possess bestiality product 3
Cross continuous line on multi-lane road 3
Assaulting a Police Officer 3
Disobey "no right turn sign" at intersection 3
Fail To Comply With Duties of a Driver Involved In a Crash (To A Police Officer) 3
Unlawful interference with clamped vehicle 3
Fail to comply with a notice of demand 3
Possess controlled plant or its products 3
Fail to deliver found property to Police Station 3
Possess an heirloom firearm when not the holder of a firearm heirlooms licence 2
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 2
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 2
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 2
Trespass - (Vehicle) 2
Being found prepared for the commission of a crime (armed with a dangerous weapon) 2
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 2
Oral Application Breach of Suspended Sentence 2
Application - Extradition Order 2
Unlawfully take a vehicle 2
Application - Estreat Surety 2
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 2
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 2
Application to extend FVO 2
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 2
Attempted Aggravated Armed Robbery 2
Drive a vehicle in a way that made unnecessary noise 2
Fail to give way when entering roundabout 2
Handle a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drug 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 2
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 2
Unlawful Interference with Clamping Device 2
Application - Disposal of surrendered or seized firearms 2
Drive whilst driver licence is suspended 2
Discharge firearm from public place 2
Being the owner of a dog which attacks person/animal (serious injury) 2
Application on courts own motion to vary or rescind sentence 2
Application for registration of birth 2
Supplying controlled drug to a child. (major offence) 2
Fail to notify change in particulars of licence 2
Accessory after the fact of murder 2
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 2
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 2
Oral Application for Costs 2
Possess a firearm to which a firearm licence may not be issued 2
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 2
Application for Family Violence Order - ORAL 2
Application for direction for non-return of animal 2
Dishonestly pass off a plate not lawfully issued 2
Using a forged document 2
Fail to give way to oncoming vehicle at uncontrolled intersection 2
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 2
Application to revoke FVO 2
Application by prosecutor or offender to rescind or vary sentence 2
Application 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Fail to notify change of circumstances within 14 days - (Driver Licence) 2
Unlawfully armed in public 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 2
Permit passenger aged 6 months old or older but less than 4 years old to be unrestrained 2
Causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving 2
Fail to give way when entering a road from a road related area 2
Public Indecency 2
Exceed 90 kilometres per hour as a provisional licence holder 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Dealing with proceeds of crime 2
Fail to give way when making U-turn 2
Stop a vehicle in a parking area for people with disabilities 2
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug 2
Refuse To Comply With Requirement For Taking of Blood (Oral Fluid Test) 2
Cause the death of another person by negligent driving 2
Escape 2
Fail to return number plates within 14 days of registration expiry 2
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 2
Fail to keep left of dividing line 2
Robbery 2
Operate a vehicle in public place in a race against another vehicle 2
Impersonating a Police Officer 2
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visible 2
Stalking 2
Consume liquor in a public street 2
Negligent Driving 2
Dangerous driving 2
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 2
Hinder Conveyance 2
Requirement for licence 2
Obtains financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity 2
Carry a prohibited item 2
The solo driver of a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle commits an offence if, in any period stated in the standard hours for the driver, the driver works for more than the maximum work time stated in the standard hours for the period 2
Oral - Application for Family Violence Order 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements (10 or more firearms) 2
Use a Carriage Service to menace, harass or cause offence 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms and ammunition requirements 2
Application to register change of child's name 2
Oral application to Vary Restraint Order 2
Consume Intoxicating liquor before all relevant tests, analyses and examinations have been completed 2
Making a false Commonwealth document 2
Using a forged Commonwealth document 2
Obligation to hold building services licence 2
Application to Revoke R/O 2
Possession of a slave 2
Trafficking in persons 2
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to produce a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 2
Handling of unsuitable food 2
Sale of unsuitable food 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020