Tasmania Crime Statistics for 2020

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 801
Common Assault 528
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 400
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 356
Breach of bail conditions 352
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 300
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 277
Breach of bail 258
Computer Related Fraud 240
Breach of Family Violence Order 228
Use unregistered motor vehicle 204
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 168
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 157
Burglary 150
Contravene conditions of a Notice 141
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 136
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 136
Destroy Property 132
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 132
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 130
Fail to Appear 122
Application - Restraint Order 100
Unlawful possession of property 98
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 92
Motor Vehicle Stealing 85
Use abusive language to Police Officer 81
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 80
Injure Property 78
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 75
Resist a Police Officer 73
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 69
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 69
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 67
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 58
Using controlled plants or its products 55
Disorderly Conduct 55
Uninsured 53
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 50
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 45
Assault a Police Officer 44
Trespass - (Premises) 44
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 42
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 42
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 37
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 36
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 35
Trespass - (Land) 34
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 34
Assault 31
Cruelty to Animals 30
Application for Family Violence Order 28
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 28
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
In possession of stolen property 26
Threaten Police Officer 24
Indecent Assault 23
Breach of bail requirements 21
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 21
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 19
Breach of Restraint Order 18
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 17
Forgery 17
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 17
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 16
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 16
Application - App to Vary Bail 16
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 16
Stealing ... (special case) 15
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 15
Reckless driving 15
Possess an unregistered firearm 14
Make off without payment 14
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 14
Trespass - (Building) 14
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 14
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 14
Restricted Licence Application 14
Possession of stolen firearms 14
Application to vary PFVO 13
Evade Police 13
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 13
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 13
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 13
Attempted Stealing 13
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 13
Fraud 12
Possess shortened firearm 12
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 12
State false name 11
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 11
Obtaining goods by false pretences 11
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 11
Application to revoke PFVO 11
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 10
Hinder Conveyance 10
Assault with indecent intent 10
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 10
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 10
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 10
State false name and address 10
Refuse to state name and address 10
Disobey red traffic light 9
Aggravated assault 9
Negligent Driving 9
Attempted computer related fraud 9
Escape 9
Drive without due care and attention 9
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 9
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 9
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 8
Wounding 8
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 8
Emotional abuse or intimidation 8
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 8
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 8
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 8
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 8
Possess firearm part 7
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 7
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 7
Application - Disposal of Property 7
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 7
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 6
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 6
Prohibited Behaviour 6
Aggravated Armed Robbery 6
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 6
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 6
Recklessly discharge a firearm 6
Mark Graffiti 6
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 6
False name 6
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 6
Application to extend PFVO 6
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 6
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 6
Commit a Nuisance 6
Refuse Breath Analysis 6
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 5
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 5
Dangerous driving 5
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 5
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 5
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 5
Behave in a violent manner 5
Rape 5
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Use hand-held mobile phone 5
Application - DTO review 5
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 5
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 5
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 4
Refuse oral fluid test 4
Evading Police 4
Drive under the influence of a drug 4
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 4
Possess silencer 4
Robbery 4
Unlawful setting fire to property 4
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 4
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 4
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 4
Armed Robbery 4
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 3
Import a restricted animal 3
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Overtake when unsafe to do so 3
Application to vary FVO 3
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Drive at night without headlights 3
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 3
False report to Police 3
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 3
Receiving stolen property 3
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 3
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 3
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 3
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 3
Discharge firearm from public place 3
Attempted burglary 3
Create common nuisance 3
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 3
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 3
Resisting a Police Officer 3
Pervert Justice 3
Disturb the public peace 3
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 3
Threaten a public officer 3
Uttering 3
Give particulars likely to mislead 3
Possess Restricted Animal 3
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 3
Annoying a person 2
Disobey yellow traffic lights - (Enter Intersection) 2
Abusive words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Fail to keep left of dividing line 2
Possession of child exploitation material 2
Possess restricted substance 2
Return to Licensed Premises 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 2
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 2
Intimidate Police Officer 2
Trespass - (Vehicle) 2
Handle a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drug 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 2
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 2
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 2
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 2
Fail Breath Analysis 2
Attempting to escape 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Application for Bail 2
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 2
Attempted arson 2
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 2
Drive motor vehicle while passenger consuming intoxicating liquor 2
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in oral fluid 2
Attempt to return to Licensed Premises 2
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Permit the use of unregistered motor vehicle 2
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 2
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 2
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 2
Aggravated Robbery 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Driver involved in accident and failing to stop 2
Arson 2
Producing Child Exploitation Material 2
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Possess bestiality product 2
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 2
Behave in a violent, riotous, offensive, indecent manner 2
Fail direction or requirement to undergo breath test 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2

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