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NCJ Number: 158561 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice in South Australia, 1994
Corporate Author: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Attorney General's Dept
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 238
Sponsoring Agency: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Adelaide, SA 5001, South Australia
Sale Source: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Attorney General's Dept
GPO Box 464
Adelaide, SA 5001,
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: These 1994 criminal justice data for South Australia encompass police statistics, court statistics, correctional statistics, and juvenile offender statistics.
Abstract: Most of the statistics come from the Justice Information System and the Courts Administration Authority computer systems. The statistics presented address five main areas: offenses reported or becoming known to the police and alleged offenders apprehended, criminal matters finalized in magistrates' courts, criminal matters finalized in the Supreme and district criminal courts, adult offenders subject to programs administered by the Department of Correctional Services, and juvenile justice. Statistics on juvenile justice address formal cautions by police, appearances by juveniles at family conferences, appearances by juveniles before the Youth Court, and juveniles in custody. The number of crimes reported or becoming known to police in 1994 decreased by 3 percent over the previous year, amounting to 207,392 offenses. During 1994 there were 38,624 criminal matters finalized in the magistrates courts, and in the higher courts the number of cases declined by 5.9 percent, although the number of cases in the Supreme Court increased by 50, partially offsetting a 10.4 percent decline in the district court. Daily average inmate number increased by 156 between 1993 (1,149 inmates) and 1994 (1,305 inmates). During 1994 there were 9,661 young offenders dealt with by police, and there were 1,110 family conference cases. The Youth Court finalized 3,251 cases, and in 1994 there were 1,492 admissions of juveniles into custody. Extensive tabular data and appended explanatory notes on tables
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Court statistics; Foreign criminal justice systems; Juvenile statistics; Police statistics; South Australia
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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