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 1158
Common Assault 888
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 669
Breach of bail conditions 643
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 637
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 594
Breach of Family Violence Order 498
Breach of bail 497
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 434
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 403
Computer Related Fraud 359
Use unregistered motor vehicle 333
Contravene conditions of a Notice 286
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 279
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 270
Destroy Property 254
Burglary 228
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 222
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 215
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 203
Fail to Appear 203
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 160
Application - Restraint Order 159
Unlawful possession of property 151
Injure Property 133
Motor Vehicle Stealing 126
Use abusive language to Police Officer 124
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 123
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 120
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 119
Resist a Police Officer 117
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 114
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 108
Uninsured 104
Using controlled plants or its products 101
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 93
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 86
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 86
Disorderly Conduct 83
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 77
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 74
Trespass - (Land) 73
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 72
Assault a Police Officer 70
Trespass - (Premises) 66
Application for Family Violence Order 63
Fail to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health 63
Breach of bail requirements 59
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 54
Breach of Restraint Order 53
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 53
Restricted Licence Application 51
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Indecent Assault 44
Assault 42
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 40
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Threaten Police Officer 39
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 38
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 37
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 36
In possession of stolen property 34
Cruelty to Animals 30
Forgery 28
Application - App to Vary Bail 28
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
Stealing ... (special case) 25
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 24
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 24
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 23
Application to vary PFVO 23
Trespass - (Building) 23
Fraud 23
Possession of stolen firearms 23
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 23
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 22
Possess shortened firearm 22
Reckless driving 22
Evade Police 22
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 22
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 22
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 21
Possess an unregistered firearm 21
Application - DTO review 21
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 21
Aggravated assault 21
Attempted computer related fraud 20
Make off without payment 20
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 20
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 20
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 19
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 19
State false name and address 19
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 19
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 19
Application to revoke PFVO 18
Attempted Stealing 17
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 17
State false name 17
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 17
Emotional abuse or intimidation 17
Application for Bail 17
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 16
Drive without due care and attention 16
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 16
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 15
Wounding 15
Uttering 15
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 15
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 14
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 14
Disobey red traffic light 14
Escape 14
Refuse to state name and address 14
Assault with indecent intent 14
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 13
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 13
Rape 13
Obtaining goods by false pretences 13
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 12
Negligent Driving 12
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 12
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 12
Hinder Conveyance 12
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 12
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 12
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 12
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 12
Possess firearm part 12
Fail to comply with lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker 12
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 12
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 12
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 12
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 11
Evading Police 11
Application to vary FVO 11
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 10
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 10
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 10
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 10
Prohibited Behaviour 9
False name 9
Aggravated Armed Robbery 9
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 9
Use hand-held mobile phone 9
Fail to state source of supply 9
Dangerous driving 9
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 9
Mark Graffiti 9
Application - Disposal of Property 9
Refuse Breath Analysis 8
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 8
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Recklessly discharge a firearm 7
Robbery 7
Pervert Justice 7
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 7
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 7
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Armed Robbery 7
Receiving stolen property 7
Behave in a violent manner 7
Commit a Nuisance 7
False report to Police 7
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 7
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 6
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 6
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 6
Application to extend PFVO 6
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 6
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 6
Refuse oral fluid test 6
Drive at night without headlights 6
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 5
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 5
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 5
Arson 5
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 5
Possess silencer 5
Application - Power of court to release person bound by recognizance 5
Breach of environmental protection notice 5
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Possess restricted substance 5
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 5
Threaten a public officer 5
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 5
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 5
Unlawful setting fire to property 5
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 5
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 5
Application to Vary Bail 5
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 5
Possess or use controlled plant or its products 4
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 4
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 4
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements (10 or more firearms) 4
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 4
Disturb the public peace 4
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 4
Use unregistered trailer 4
Aggravated Robbery 4
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 4
Fail to take all precautions to ensure the safekeeping of firearm and ammunition 4
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 4
Create common nuisance 4
Unlawfully setting fire to property 4
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 4
Discharge firearm from public place 4
Drive under the influence of a drug 4
Give particulars likely to mislead 4
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 4
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 4
Possession of child exploitation material 4
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 4
Handle a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drug 3
Possess bestiality product 3
Cause unlawful environmental nuisance by noise emission 3
Aggravated Sexual Assault 3
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 3
Resisting a Police Officer 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Fail to give right change of direction signal 3
Return to Licensed Premises 3
Permit a person to drive a motor vehicle without a driver licence or exemption 3
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 3
Trespass - (Vehicle) 3
Attempting to escape 3
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 3
Fail to comply with a notice of demand 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Disobey Red Traffic Arrow 3
Possess a prohibited firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropiate category 3
Oral Application for Correction of Sentence 3
Intimidate Police Officer 3
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 3
Drive On A Path 3
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 3
Application - Estreat Surety 3
Indecent act with a young person under 17 years 3
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 3
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 3
Fail to keep left of dividing line 3
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 3
Overtake when unsafe to do so 3
Light a fire to clear land during permit period when not under authority of permit 3
Cause the death of another person by negligent driving 3
Purchase or acquire type 2 or type 3 fireworks 3
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 3
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of ammunition 3
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 3
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space for longer than the period notified on the meter 3
Publishing a recording of proceedings 3
Indecent act with a child or young person 3
Penetrative sexual abuse of a child or a young person 3
Provide false information as to name, date of birth and address 3
Stalking and bullying 2
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in oral fluid 2
Behave in a violent, riotous, offensive, indecent manner 2
Fail to make an unloading report at least two hours before unloading rock lobster 2
Refuse to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 2
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (reportable contact with a child) 2
Refuse a requirement to undergo an oral fluid test or oral fluid analysis 2
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space without the meter running 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Attempted burglary 2
Disobey yellow traffic lights - (Enter Intersection) 2
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Permit Passenger Aged 4 years but under 7 years of age to be unrestrained - (Suitable Child Restraint/Booster Seat) 2
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 2
Attempted aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Improper use of Emergency Call Service 2
Trespass 2
Being the owner of a dog which attacks a person 2
Producing Child Exploitation Material 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Attempted arson 2
Drive motor vehicle while passenger consuming intoxicating liquor 2
Abusive words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Permit the use of unregistered motor vehicle 2
Driver involved in accident and failing to stop 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Attempt to return to Licensed Premises 2
Pursue a course of conduct constituting economic abuse 2
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Constitutional flight offence - taking a flight using an air passenger ticket 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Possession of a firearm with identification marks altered or defaced 2
Refuse to submit to the taking of blood (Oral Fluid Test) 2
Attempted Fraud 2
Murder 2
Disobey 'no right turn' sign at intersection 2
Ride a bicycle at night without a flashing or steady red light at the rear 2
Possess a laser pointer in a public place 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2
Oral Application for Bail 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Exceed Speed In Speed Limited Area 2
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 2
Possess firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 2
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Fail Breath Analysis 2
Wilfully Obstructing a Police Officer 2
Possess child exploitation material 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Trespass - (Structure) 2
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 2
Annoying a person 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Use a controlled drug 2
Fail to give left change of direction signal 2
Unlawfully Importing a Controlled Substance 2
Interfere with driver's control of vehicle 2
Fail direction or requirement to undergo breath test 2
Fail to register dog 2
Littering, 55 litres or less in volume 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Thursday, 4 Jun 2020