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 558
Common Assault 248
Breach of bail conditions 233
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 196
Computer Related Fraud 184
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 183
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 181
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 165
Breach of bail 160
Breach of Family Violence Order 156
Contravene conditions of a Notice 101
Burglary 100
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 85
Use unregistered motor vehicle 83
Fail to Appear 74
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 74
Destroy Property 71
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 68
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 57
Unlawful possession of property 57
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 52
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 50
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 49
Resist a Police Officer 49
Motor Vehicle Stealing 48
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 47
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 47
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 41
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 40
Dealer Fail to label Firearms 40
Disorderly Conduct 37
Injure Property 33
Use abusive language to Police Officer 32
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 31
Cruelty to Animals 30
Assault a Police Officer 29
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 27
Uninsured 26
Trespass - (Premises) 25
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 24
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 23
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 21
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 20
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 18
Trespass - (Land) 18
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 17
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 16
Stealing ... (special case) 15
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 14
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 14
Breach of bail requirements 14
Application for Family Violence Order 13
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 13
Licensed firearm dealer - Fail to keep a record in an approved form of all dealings with firearms 12
Fraud 12
Using controlled plants or its products 12
Possess an unregistered firearm 12
Assault 12
Make off without payment 11
Threaten Police Officer 11
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 11
Trespass - (Building) 11
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 11
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 10
Obtaining goods by false pretences 10
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 10
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 9
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 9
In possession of stolen property 9
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 8
Application - App to Vary Bail 8
Possess detachable magazine 8
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 8
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 8
Attempted computer related fraud 8
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 7
Disobey red traffic light 7
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 7
Restricted Licence Application 7
Possess shortened firearm 7
Application - Restraint Order 7
Sexual Intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years 7
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 7
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 7
Refuse to state name and address 7
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 7
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 6
Attempted Stealing 6
Negligent Driving 6
State false name and address 6
State false name 6
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 6
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 6
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 6
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 5
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 5
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 5
Reckless driving 5
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 5
Commit a Nuisance 5
Wounding 5
Aggravated assault 5
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 5
Prohibited Behaviour 5
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 5
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 5
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 5
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 4
Escape 4
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 4
Assault with indecent intent 4
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 4
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 4
Aggravated Armed Robbery 4
Evade Police 4
Unlawful setting fire to property 4
Hinder Conveyance 4
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 4
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 4
Fail to forward quarterly return within the specified 14 day period 4
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 4
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 4
Possess Restricted Animal 3
Create common nuisance 3
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 3
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 3
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 3
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 3
Import a restricted animal 3
Behave in a violent manner 3
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 3
Mark Graffiti 3
Threaten a public officer 3
Threatening words to provoke a breach of the peace in a public place 3
Give particulars likely to mislead 3
Disturb the public peace 3
Drive under the influence of a drug 3
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 3
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 3
Possess firearm part 3
Dangerous driving 3
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 3
Evading Police 3
Breach of Restraint Order 3
Refuse Breath Analysis 2
Receiving stolen property 2
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 2
Attempted burglary 2
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 2
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 2
Attempted arson 2
Intimidate Police Officer 2
Unlawfully alter a prescription. (minor offence) 2
Application for Bail 2
Possess silencer 2
False name 2
Trespass - (Vehicle) 2
Fail to keep left of median strip 2
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 2
Supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years 2
Annoying a person 2
Return to Licensed Premises 2
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 2
Causing grievous bodily harm 2
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 2
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 2
Emotional abuse or intimidation 2
Rape 2
Resisting a Police Officer 2
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 2
Uttering 2
Forgery 2
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 2
Use hand-held mobile phone 2
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Behave in a violent, riotous, offensive, indecent manner 2
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 2
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in oral fluid 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Attempt to use a computer with intent to defraud 2
Rider of a motor bike unlawfully lane filtering 2
Possess protected wildlife without a permit 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Unlawfully use a chainsaw on any reserved land 2
Refuse oral fluid test 2
Failing to ensure dog is not at large 2
Possession of stolen firearms 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