Devonport 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
Breach of Family Violence Order 178
Common Assault 130
Stealing 101
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 86
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 60
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 54
Breach of bail 51
Breach of bail conditions 49
Application - Restraint Order 48
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 44
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 44
Destroy Property 41
Use unregistered motor vehicle 37
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 33
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 32
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 28
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 27
Injure Property 27
Contravene conditions of a Notice 27
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 26
Using controlled plants or its products 25
Fail to Appear 24
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 22
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 20
Burglary 19
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 17
Use abusive language to Police Officer 16
Application for Family Violence Order 13
Unlawful possession of property 13
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 11
Trespass - (Land) 11
Assault 11
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 11
Trespass - (Premises) 10
Breach of bail requirements 9
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 9
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 9
Motor Vehicle Stealing 9
Fail to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health 9
Emotional abuse or intimidation 9
Computer Related Fraud 9
Uninsured 8
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 7
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 7
Resist a Police Officer 7
Disorderly Conduct 6
Application to revoke PFVO 6
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 6
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 6
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 6
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 5
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 5
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 5
Application - Power of court to release person bound by recognizance 5
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 5
Attempted Stealing 4
Escape 4
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 4
Assault a Police Officer 4
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 4
Wounding 4
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 4
Breach of Restraint Order 4
Drive without due care and attention 3
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 3
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 3
Evade Police 3
Restricted Licence Application 3
Application to vary FVO 3
Threaten Police Officer 3
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 3
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 3
Application to extend PFVO 3
Application to vary PFVO 3
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 3
Aggravated assault 3
Possession of stolen firearms 3
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 3
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Stalking and bullying 2
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 2
Pervert Justice 2
State false name and address 2
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 2
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 2
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 2
Prohibited Behaviour 2
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 2
Fail to comply with a notice of demand 2
Intent to alter concentration of alcohol in breath test 2
Possess restricted substance 2
Application - Estreat Surety 2
Hinder Conveyance 2
Fail to state source of supply 2
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 2
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 2
Trespass - (Building) 2
Reckless driving 2
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 2
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 2

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