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Sentencing Advisory Council releases new sentencing data.

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released new sentencing data for the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria on SACStat, the Council’s online offence database. The new data covers sentencing outcomes in the three years to 30 June 2021 for over 500 offences dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court.

An offence requires a minimum of 40 sentenced charges over the three-year reference period to be included in SACStat’s Magistrates’ Court data.

SACStat also continues to present data for over 250 offences sentenced in the higher courts of Victoria in the five years to 30 June 2020.

SACStat includes short narrative reports summarising sentencing outcomes for all offences displayed in the Magistrates’ Court and for offences in the higher courts where at least 10 people received imprisonment for the case. The summaries can be printed and are easily accessible on tablets and smartphones.