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Prosecution briefs received and finalised

  2018-192017-18
Briefs received during period111222025
Briefs finalised during period2
18052606
Current briefs at end of period142416453

1 The 2017-18 figures outlined indicate a substantial decrease in the number of briefs recieved and finalised when compared to previous years. This is due to a change in brief structure which occured in August 2017 as a result of the implementation of a new ODPP Prosecution Case Management System. From this time, counting rules change from ‘brief per accused’ to ‘brief per matter’.

2 The ‘Briefs Finalised’ during the 2017-18 do not correlate directly with the ‘Briefs Received’ due to the time lapse between the receipt of a prosecution brief and the finalisation of that brief in the District or Supreme Court as it can exceed 12 months.

3 Historical file reviews and closures were conducted in 2017-18 resulting in significantly more briefs being closed during this period.


Prosecution briefs outcomes (2018-19)

Committal

 CountProportion
Total1263100%
Committed for Sentence44735.39%
Committed for Trial40732.22%
Resolved in Magistrates Court (by ODPP)15412.19%
Returned to Police463.64%
No Case to Answer70.55%
Tender No Evidence19715.60%
Pleads Guilty on All Charges00.00%
Pleads Guilty on Some/Lesser Charges00.00%
Other50.40%

District and Supreme Courts

 AdelaideCircuit
Convicted61.91%64.94%
Not Guilty13.39%11.69%
Nolle Prosequi18.26%16.88%
White Paper6.09%6.49%
Other0.35%0.00%

Trial outcomes (2018-19)

District and Supreme Courts

 AdelaideCircuit
Guilty48.50%33.33%
Not Guilty26.00%25.64%
Nolle Prosequi8.50%17.95%
Not Guilty Mental Incompetence2.00%0.00%
Guilt Plea at/during Trial7.00%5.13%
Hung Jury1.00%10.26%
Mistrial6.50%5.13%
Other0.50%2.56%

Reasons for Vacated Trials (2018-19)

District and Supreme Courts

 AdelaideCircuit
DPP Application6.62%7.41%
Defence Applicaiton13.48%11.11%
Joint Application2.84%0.00%
No Court/Judge Available6.38%27.78%
Bench Warrant(on day/prior)1.42%3.70%
Negotiations Pending0.00%0.00%
Nolle Prosequi(on day/prior)19.39%9.26%
Late Guilty Plea46.57%31.48%
Witness Unavailable0.00%0.00%
Other3.31%9.26%

Appeals (2018-19)

Crown Appeals

 Against SentenceAgainst AcquittalOther Grounds
Total914
Allowed312
Dismissed401
Other001
Withdrawn/Abandoned200

Note: As at 2018-19 ‘Against Conviction’ was amended to ‘Against Acquittal’.

Defence Appeals

 Against SentenceAgainst ConvictionOther Grounds
Total43472
Conviction Quashed0160
Sentence Reduced1500
Appeal Dismissed20282
Other Outcome830

Leave to Appeal Applications

 By ODPP Against SentenceBy Defence Against SentenceBy Defence Against Conviction
Total66182
Withdrawn/Abandoned0210
Dismissed21622
Sentence ReducedN/AN/AN/A
To CAA44350
Other000

Adjudication outcomes

 
2018-19

2017-18
Total2817100%2649100%
Charge Major Indictable209374.30%208378.63%
Charge Minor Indictable/Summary59521.12%48218.20%
Do Not Lay Charges602.13%471.77%
Other692.45%371.40%

Note: As of 2018-19 ‘Charge Minor Indictable’ and ‘Charge Summary’ data has been combined to ‘Charge Minor Indictable/Summary’.


Briefing out of trials to private bar

  
2018-19

2017-18
Number of Matters92120
Total Cost$901,223$888,126

Criminal assets confiscations

 
2018-19

2017-18
Value Deposited into the Victims of Crime Fund$1,916,192$2,094,612
Briefs Received 176283
Briefs Finalised233425

External complaints submitted to the ODPP

 
2018-19

2017-18
Total Received815
Professional Behaviour (Staff Attitude)64
Professional Behaviour (Staff Competency)210
Service Quality (Responsiveness)01