Launceston 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 146
Common Assault 135
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 113
Breach of bail conditions 74
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 72
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 62
Use unregistered motor vehicle 54
Breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 50
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 47
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 44
Breach of bail 41
Computer Related Fraud 40
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 38
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 38
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 36
Application - Restraint Order 34
Breach of Family Violence Order 33
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 31
Burglary 30
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 28
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 26
Motor Vehicle Stealing 26
Destroy Property 25
Unlawful possession of property 25
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 25
Uninsured 23
Fail to Appear 23
Using controlled plants or its products 22
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 21
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 21
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 20
Use abusive language to Police Officer 16
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 15
Injure Property 15
Forgery 15
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 15
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 14
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 12
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 11
Breach of Restraint Order 11
Contravene conditions of a Notice 11
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 11
Application to vary PFVO 11
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 11
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 10
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 10
Assault a Police Officer 10
Resist a Police Officer 10
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 9
In possession of stolen property 9
Possession of stolen firearms 9
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 8
Reckless driving 8
Assault 8
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 7
Disorderly Conduct 7
Threaten Police Officer 7
Trespass - (Land) 7
Application - Disposal of Property 7
Evade Police 7
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 6
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 6
Trespass - (Premises) 6
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 6
Application to revoke PFVO 5
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 5
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 5
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 5
Emotional abuse or intimidation 4
Aggravated assault 4
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 4
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 4
Restricted Licence Application 4
Possess shortened firearm 4
Application - DTO review 4
State false name 4
State false name and address 4
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 4
Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service 4
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 4
Application - App to Vary Bail 4
Hinder Conveyance 4
Application for Family Violence Order 3
Refuse to state name and address 3
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 3
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 3
Attempted Stealing 3
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 3
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 3
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 3
Possess firearm part 3
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 3
Mark Graffiti 3
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 3
Wounding 3
Armed Robbery 3
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 3
Discharge firearm from public place 2
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 2
Unlawfully setting fire to vegetation 2
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Possess silencer 2
Attempting to escape 2
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 2
Possess bestiality product 2
Drive at night without headlights 2
Recklessly discharge a firearm 2
Overtake when unsafe to do so 2
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 2
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 2
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 2
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 2
Producing Child Exploitation Material 2
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 2
Breach of bail requirements 2
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 2
Refuse Breath Analysis 2
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 2
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 2
Drive without due care and attention 2
Make off without payment 2
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 2
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 2
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 2
Behave in a violent manner 2
Application to vary FVO 2
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 2
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Monday, 30 Mar 2020