New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Authors: Nelson, Paul

This report outlines research undertaken to identify prolific offenders and their characteristics. It identified Indigenous offenders as a group significantly more likely to be prolific offenders. As prolific offenders make […]


This study explored a range of factors that could account for the 50 per cent increase in the adult female custody population in NSW between 2011 and 2017. Of these, […]

The NSW Cannabis Cautioning Scheme commenced in April 2000 and gave police the discretion to formally caution rather than charge adults detected for minor cannabis offences. Cautioned offenders are provided […]