Hobart 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 782
Breach of bail conditions 504
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 455
Common Assault 416
Breach of bail 396
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 396
Breach of Family Violence Order 377
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 348
Computer Related Fraud 320
Contravene conditions of a Notice 287
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 263
Use unregistered motor vehicle 171
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 170
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 163
Fail to Appear 157
Burglary 145
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 142
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 136
Destroy Property 116
Unlawful possession of property 113
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 95
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 93
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 88
Resist a Police Officer 81
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 81
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 72
Breach of Restraint Order 67
Motor Vehicle Stealing 66
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 65
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 65
Breach of bail requirements 64
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 63
Uninsured 62
Fail to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health 61
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 57
Injure Property 57
Disorderly Conduct 52
Use abusive language to Police Officer 51
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 47
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 46
Trespass - (Land) 45
Assault a Police Officer 45
Trespass - (Premises) 43
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 38
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 33
Assault 32
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 31
Fraud 31
Cruelty to Animals 30
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 30
Application - App to Vary Bail 29
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 29
Restricted Licence Application 28
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 26
Stealing ... (special case) 25
Using controlled plants or its products 23
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 22
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 22
Application for Family Violence Order 22
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 20
Attempted computer related fraud 19
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 19
Indecent Assault 18
Use a computer with intent to defraud 17
Trespass - (Building) 16
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 16
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 16
Possess an unregistered firearm 16
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 16
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 15
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 14
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 14
Threaten Police Officer 14
Application - Restraint Order 14
In possession of stolen property 13
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 13
State false name 13
Application for Bail 13
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 13
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 13
Obtaining goods by false pretences 12
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 12
Make off without payment 12
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 12
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 12
Attempted Stealing 11
Reckless driving 11
State false name and address 11
Uttering 11
Forgery 10
Aggravated assault 10
Disobey red traffic light 10
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 10
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 9
Application - DTO review 9
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 9
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 9
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 9
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 9
Make false or misleading statement in applications 9
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 9
Possess detachable magazine 8
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 8
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 8
Wounding 8
Evade Police 8
Possess shortened firearm 8
Refuse to state name and address 8
Escape 8
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 7
Evading Police 7
Assault with indecent intent 7
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 7
Use hand-held mobile phone 7
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 7
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 7
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Fail to comply with lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker 7
Prohibited Behaviour 6
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 6
Mark Graffiti 6
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 6
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 6
Hinder Conveyance 6
Negligent Driving 6
Commit a Nuisance 6
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 6
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 5
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 5
Unlawful setting fire to property 5
Dangerous driving 5
Fail to state source of supply 5
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 5
Aggravated Armed Robbery 5
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 5
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 5
Breach of environmental protection notice 5
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 5
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Use unregistered trailer 4
Possess firearm part 4
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 4
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 4
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 4
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 4
Threaten a public officer 4
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 4
Permit Passenger Aged 4 years but under 7 years of age to be unrestrained - (Suitable Child Restraint/Booster Seat) 4
Receiving stolen property 4
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 4
Behave in a violent manner 4
Refuse Breath Analysis 4
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 4
Drive without due care and attention 3
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 3
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Disturb the public peace 3
Rape 3
Resisting a Police Officer 3
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements (10 or more firearms) 3
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 3
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 3
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 3
Provide false information as to name, date of birth and address 3
Application to Vary Bail 3
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space for longer than the period notified on the meter 3
Indecent act with a young person under 17 years 3
Possess restricted substance 3
Aggravated Robbery 3
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 3
Intimidate Police Officer 3
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 3
Return to Licensed Premises 3
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Drive under the influence of a drug 3
Trespass - (Vehicle) 3
Emotional abuse or intimidation 3
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 3
False name 3
Disobey Red Traffic Arrow 3
Create common nuisance 3
Unlawfully setting fire to property 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Application - App to Vary Police Bail 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Disobey 'no right turn' sign at intersection 2
Cutting down, damaging or destroying a tree or fallen tree on reserved land 2
Possession of stolen firearms 2
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian parties) 2
Attempted arson 2
Armed Robbery 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 2
Fail to notify change of circumstances within 14 days - (Driver Licence) 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 2
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Arson 2
Annoying a person 2
Trespass - (Structure) 2
Use a controlled drug 2
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Possess silencer 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 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 comply with reporting obligations (reportable contact with a child) 2
Dishonestly intending to cause a loss 2
Supporting a criminal organisation 2
Possess or use controlled plant or its products 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Purchase or acquire type 2 or type 3 fireworks 2
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space without the meter running 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Possess a prohibited firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropiate category 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Fail to take all precautions to ensure the safekeeping of firearm and ammunition 2
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 2
Robbery 2
Give particulars likely to mislead 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirements for safe and roadworthy condition 2
Aggravated Sexual Assault 2
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 2
Drive at night without headlights 2
Interfere with driver's control of vehicle 2
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 2
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 2
Improper use of Emergency Call Service 2
Attempted aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 2
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 2
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 2
Overtake when unsafe to do so 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
False report to Police 2
Cause the death of another person by negligent driving 2
Application - Disposal of Property 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Thursday, 9 Jul 2020