Legal Groundup

Legal Studies from the ground up

Application Excercise 2o

  1. Between June 2017-18 and June 2019-20, burglary offences in Victoria have trended downwards. Burglary offences in Victoria decreased from 43,526 in 2017-18 to 38,880 in 2018-19, with a slight increase to 40,973 in 2019-20.
  2. Between June 2014-15 and June 2016-17, break and enter offences in NSW have trended downwards. Break and enter offences in NSW fell from 37,577 in 2017-18to 35,586 in 2018-19, and then fell again to 31,995 in 2019-20.
  3. In Victoria, aggravated burglaries represented 10.9 per cent of the total burglaries for June 2019-20. Non-aggravated burglaries are more common in Victoria.
  4. Between June 2019 and June 2020, burglary offences made up 7.5 per cent of the total offences in Victoria. This suggests that burglary makes up a small proportion of all offences committed every year.
  5. Responses may vary. Students are likely to point out that the burglary statistics for Victoria and NSW are roughly similar. Victoria’s burglary statistics are trending down, as are NSW’s break and enter statistics.
  6. Responses will vary according to the statistics located. For example, in December 2019-December 2020, the number of burglary offences in Victoria was 33,242 (according to the Crime Statistics Agency website). In December 2019-December 2020, the number of break and enter offences in NSW was 27,024 (according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research website).