NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Agency overview
Formed 1969
Type Agency
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Parent Agency Department Attorney General and Justice
Website www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research is an agency of the Department Attorney General and Justice responsible for research into crime and criminal justice and evaluation of the initiatives designed to reduce crime and reoffending in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1969.

The director of the bureau is Dr. Don Weatherburn, PSM.

Activities of the Bureau[edit]

In a broad sense, the Bureau's is responsible for identifying factors affecting the distribution and frequency of crime, and the effectiveness of the NSW criminal justice system.[1]

The Bureau develops and maintains statistical databases on crime and criminal justice in NSW, monitors trends in crime and criminal justice, and also conducts research on crime and criminal justice issues and problems.[1]

Statistical information and other publications of the Bureau are accessible by the public.

Public information[edit]

Information about crime that is typically stored in the databases includes:[1]

  • The type of offense committed
  • Time and location of the offense
  • The age, gender, plea, outcome of court appearance and penalty (in the cases of persons charged with criminal offenses who appear before the courts)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Us webpage of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research". NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 

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