What is the average crime rate in Queensland?

Queensland experiences an average of 3.8 crimes per month. On an annual basis, Queensland experienced a total of 46 crimes as of April 2022, which is down 19% in comparison to 57 crimes as of April 2021.

What is grievous bodily harm Qld?

Section 320 of the Criminal Code (Qld) makes it a crime to do grievous bodily harm to another. “Grievous bodily harm” describes any injuries that result in; (a) The loss of a distinct part or an organ of the body; or. (b) Serious disfigurement; or.

What have the trends been in crime Victimisation between 2008/09 and 2019/20 according to victim survey estimates?

Between 2008-09 and 2020-21 there was a decrease in the victimisation rate for the following personal crimes: physical assault (3.1% to 2.0%) face-to-face threatened assault (3.9% to 2.2%) non face-to-face threatened assault (1.2% to 0.8%)

What is crime mapping used for?

Crime mapping is a very important tool in managing and controlling crime in an area. By analysing the spatial and temporal data provided by maps investigator are able to understand the crime patterns and trend it also help in resource allocation and in geographic profiling of criminals and suspicious locations.

What is the most common crime in Qld?

Offences against the person The category of crimes against the person encompasses homicide, assault, sexual offences and robbery. By far the most common recorded offence within this category is ‘assault’, which accounts for about 65 per cent of all recorded offences against the person.

What is the most common crime in Queensland?

A quarter of offenders (20,701 offenders) had a principal offence that was illicit drug related in 2020-21. This was the most common principal offence type in Queensland, despite a 13% decrease from the previous year (down 2,996 offenders).

How serious is grievous bodily harm?

There needs to be ‘really serious harm’ caused to the victim for an assault to be classed as grievous bodily harm. For example, if injury resulted in permanent disability, loss of sensory function or visible disfigurement, then it would usually amount to really serious harm.

What is the minimum sentence for grievous bodily harm?

While there is no strict ‘minimum sentence’ for a grievous bodily harm charge, there is a standard non-parole period for ‘Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm’ of 7 years imprisonment.

Who is more likely to be a victim of a crime?

Persons age 18 to 21 were the most likely to experience a serious violent crime, and blacks in that age group were the most vulnerable: 72 victimizations per 1,000 blacks, 50 victimizations per 1,000 Hispanics, and 46 victimizations per 1,000 whites.

What is victimization rate?

The victimization rate is calculated by dividing the total number of victims (report-child pairs) by the population aged 0-17 years and expressed as the number of victims per 1,000 children.