Burnie 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
Common Assault 124
Stealing 82
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 81
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 79
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 62
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 61
Use unregistered motor vehicle 50
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 48
Breach of Family Violence Order 42
Application - Restraint Order 38
Destroy Property 31
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 30
Breach of bail conditions 28
Breach of bail 28
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 28
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 24
Use abusive language to Police Officer 23
Contravene conditions of a Notice 23
Indecent Assault 23
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 21
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 21
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 21
Injure Property 21
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 18
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 18
Application for Family Violence Order 16
Burglary 16
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 15
Resist a Police Officer 14
Fail to Appear 13
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 13
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 12
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 12
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 10
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 10
Using controlled plants or its products 10
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 9
Trespass - (Premises) 8
Assault a Police Officer 8
Unlawful possession of property 8
Trespass - (Land) 8
Fail to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health 8
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 7
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 7
Breach of bail requirements 7
Disorderly Conduct 6
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 6
Assault 6
Assault with indecent intent 6
In possession of stolen property 6
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 6
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 6
Fraud 6
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 5
Negligent Driving 5
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 5
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 5
Threaten Police Officer 5
Motor Vehicle Stealing 4
Application to vary FVO 4
Restricted Licence Application 4
Trespass - (Building) 4
Pervert Justice 4
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 4
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 4
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 4
Possession of stolen firearms 4
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 4
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 4
Recklessly discharge a firearm 4
Computer Related Fraud 4
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 3
False name 3
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 3
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 3
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 3
Drive without due care and attention 3
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 3
Rape 3
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 3
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 3
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 3
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 3
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 2
Robbery 2
Application to extend PFVO 2
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 2
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 2
Use hand-held mobile phone 2
Reckless driving 2
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 2
Application to revoke PFVO 2
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 2
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 2
Refuse to state name and address 2
Dangerous driving 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Possess firearm part 2
Abusive words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 2
Unlawful trafficking in firearms 2
Aggravated assault 2
Emotional abuse or intimidation 2
Possess child exploitation material 2

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