Key performance indicators


This page provides an overview of ODPP file activity, conviction rates, prosecution brief outcomes and stages of resolution, trial outcomes, appeal outcomes and adjudication outcomes.

On this page:

  • File activity
  • Charge determinations
  • Conviction rates
  • Prosecution file outcomes
  • Trial outcomes
  • Appeal outcomes
  • Adjudication outcomes
  • Briefing out of trials to private bar
  • Criminal assets confiscations

  • File activity

    Table 1. File activity

     Files at the start of the periodFiles received during the periodFiles closed during the periodOtherFiles at the end of the period
    2019-20 TOTAL5204522797
    Jul 192694426561-302529
    Aug 192529430424232558
    Sep 192558451
    445
    23
    2587
    Oct 192587493414-182648
    Nov 192648359406-12600
    Dec 192600358360112609
    Jan 202609464409222686
    Feb 20268638942532653
    Mar 202653433415312702
    Apr 202702429480-32648
    May 202648498406132753
    Jun 202753474482232768

    NOTES:

    Files counted may have one or more accused. Files include Prosecutions, Appeals, Confiscations, Mental Impairment matters, Bail Reviews, Habitual Sexual Offender matters, Magistrates Court Prosecutions, Opinions, Non-Parole Period matters, Breach Bonds, Drug Court matters and Adjudications.

    This data excludes WAS files (refer to Table 1.3 for WAS file activity).

    ‘Other’ includes matters being joined (-) or severed (+), erroneously opened (+ or -), closed files being re-opened (+).

    Table 2. Files Received

     AdjudicationProsecutionAppealConfiscationsMental ImpairmentHabitual Sexual OffenderOtherMONTHLY TOTAL
    2019-20 TOTAL2739
    (52.63%)
    1465
    (28.15%)
    101
    (1.94%)
    224
    (4.30%)
    14
    (0.27%)
    1
    (0.02%)
    660
    (12.68%)
    5204
    Jul 19244
    (57.28%)
    100
    (23.47%)
    5
    (1.17%)
    24
    (5.63%)
    2
    (0.47%)
    0
    (0%)
    51
    (11.97%)
    426
    Aug 19211
    (49.07%)
    139
    (32.33%)
    8
    (1.86%)
    15
    (3.49%)
    3
    (0.70%)
    0
    (0%)
    54
    (12.56%)
    430
    Sep 19210
    (46.56%)
    158
    (35.03%)
    8
    (1.77%)
    19
    (4.21%)
    1
    (0.22%)
    0
    (0%)
    55
    (12.20%)
    451
    Oct 19238
    (48.28%)
    171
    (34.69%)
    11
    (2.23%)
    13
    (2.64%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (0.20%)
    59
    (11.97%)
    493
    Nov 19205
    (57.10%)
    91
    (25.35%)
    8
    (2.23%)
    13
    (3.62%)
    1
    (0.28%)
    0
    (0%)
    41
    (11.42%)
    359
    Dec 19208
    (58.10%)
    98
    (27.37%)
    11
    (3.07%)
    8
    (2.23%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    33
    (9.22%)
    358
    Jan 20221
    (47.63%)
    113
    (24.35%)
    7
    (1.51%)
    22
    (4.74%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    101
    (21.77%)
    464
    Feb 20216
    (55.53%)
    109
    (28.02%)
    9
    (2.31%)
    12
    (3.08%)
    1
    (0.26%)
    0
    (0%)
    42
    (10.80%)
    389
    Mar 20230
    (53.12%)
    107
    (24.71%)
    9
    (2.08%)
    16
    (3.70%)
    2
    (0.46%)
    0
    (0%)
    69
    (15.94%)
    433
    Apr 20215
    (50.12%)
    117
    (27.27%)
    10
    (2.33%)
    19
    (4.43%)
    1
    (0.23%)
    0
    (0%)
    67
    (15.62%)
    429
    May 20272
    (54.62%)
    149
    (29.92%)
    6
    (1.20%)
    27
    (5.42%)
    2
    (0.40%)
    0
    (0%)
    42
    (8.43%)
    498
    Jun 20269
    (56.75%)
    113
    (23.84%)
    9
    (1.90%)
    36
    (7.59%)
    1
    (0.21%)
    0
    (0%)
    46
    (9.70%)
    474

    NOTES:

    Files counted may have one or more accused.

    ‘Other’ includes Magistrates Court Prosecution files, Opinions files, Bail Review files, Drug Court files, Non-Parole Period files and Breach Bond files.

    Table 3. Witness Assistance Service (WAS) file activity

     Files at the start of the periodFiles received during the periodFiles closed during the periodOtherFiles at the end of the period
    2019-20 TOTAL468300-39
    Jul 195183130
    -18501
    Aug 195013919-1520
    Sep 1952046
    262542
    Oct 195424119-10554
    Nov 195544719-12570
    Dec 1957023161
    578
    Jan 205782831-11564
    Feb 205644117-1
    587
    Mar 2058733322590
    Apr 205904437-1596
    May 2059653279631
    Jun 2063142271647

    NOTES:

    The figures presented are not inclusive of historic WAS files that are not in the Prosecution Case Management System.

    Not every file received will be referred to WAS.

    ‘Other’ includes matters being joined (-), severed (+), erroneously opened (+ or -) or closed files being re-opened (+).


    Charge determinations

    Table 4. Preliminary briefs received for charge determination

     Preliminary Briefs ReceivedNumber of Accused
    2019-20 TOTAL13981697
    Jul 1988109
    Aug 19119151
    Sep 19150171
    Oct 19168203
    Nov 1999126
    Dec 1997111
    Jan 20112137
    Feb 20111144
    Mar 20101120
    Apr 20114138
    May 20146176
    Jun 2093111

    NOTES:

    Files received may have multiple accused.

    One preliminary brief was returned for a second assessment during December 2019.

    Table 5. Charge determination outcomes

     No Charge DeterminationMinor/Summary Charge DeterminationMajor Charge Determination Charge Determination Not RequiredMONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL239
    (14.05%)
    97
    (5.70%)
    1349
    (79.31%)
    16
    (0.94%)
    1701
    Jul 1914
    (12.39%)
    10
    (8.85%)
    85
    (75.22%)
    4
    (3.54%)
    113
    Aug 1922
    (17.89%)
    9
    (7.32%)
    92
    (74.80)
    0
    (0%)
    123
    Sep 1928
    (17.95%)
    11
    (7.05%)
    117
    (75.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    156
    Oct 1920
    (12.50%)
    14
    (8.75%)
    125
    (78.13%)
    1
    (0.63%)
    160
    Nov 1938
    (21.35%)
    10
    (5.62%)
    128
    (71.91%)
    2
    (1.12%)
    178
    Dec 1944
    (29.93%)
    5
    (3.40%)
    97
    (65.99%)
    1
    (0.68%)
    147
    Jan 2010
    (8.70%)
    8
    (6.96%)
    96
    (83.48%)
    1
    (0.87%)
    115
    Feb 2016
    (13.22%)
    7
    (5.79%)
    98
    (80.99%)
    0
    (0%)
    121
    Mar 2024
    (14.29%)
    2
    (1.19%)
    140
    (83.33%)
    2
    (1.19%)
    168
    Apr 209
    (7.32%)
    6
    (4.88%)
    107
    (86.99%)
    1
    (0.81%)
    123
    May 207
    (5.15%)
    8
    (5.88%)
    120
    (88.24%)
    1
    (0.74%)
    136
    Jun 207
    (4.35%)
    7
    (4.35%)
    144
    (89.44%)
    3
    (1.86%)
    161

    NOTES:

    Preliminary briefs may have been received in prior months.

    Outcomes are counted by accused.


    Conviction rates

    Conviction rate is the number of accused who are either convicted by a jury or judge or plead guilty at any time after committal as a percentage of the total number of accused committed for trial. The following tables provide a breakdown of the overall conviction rate according to the percentage of convictions by verdict and convictions by plea.

    Table 6. Overall conviction rate

     Overall Conviction Rates
    2019-20 AVERAGE80.60%
    Jul 1979.01%
    Aug 1986.30%
    Sep 1972.62%
    Oct 1980.88%
    Nov 1981.91%
    Dec 1989.86%
    Jan 2088.24%
    Feb 2075.90%
    Mar 2079.45%
    Apr 2073.08%
    May 2081.82%
    Jun 2078.08%

    Table 7. Breakdown of conviction rates according to the proportion of convictions by verdicts and pleas

     Convictions by VerdictConvictions by Plea
    2019-20 AVERAGE10.17%89.83%
    Jul 1915.63%84.37%
    Aug 1915.90%84.10%
    Sep 198.19%91.80%
    Oct 1918.86%81.13%
    Nov 1917.94%82.05%
    Dec 1914.28%85.71%
    Jan 201.66%98.33%
    Feb 209.52%90.47%
    Mar 206.89%93.10%
    Apr 207.69%92.30%
    May 205.45%94.54%
    Jun 200%100%

    Prosecution file outcomes

    The following tables provide an overview of prosecution brief outcomes and the stages of resolution for the month. The stage of resolution is where a legal outcome is attained and no further action is required to be taken on a file. The stage of resolution reflects the time of attaining that result relative to the legal process. The data presented in this section is counted by accused and not by file.

    Table 8. Stage of resolution for prosecution files finalised

     Pre-committalPre-trialTrialTotal
    2019-20 TOTAL780
    (65.00%)
    162
    (13.50%)
    258
    (21.50%)
    1200
    Jul 1957
    (55.88%)
    10
    (9.80%)
    35
    (34.31%)
    102
    Aug 1986
    (66.67%)
    11
    (8.53%)
    32
    (24.81%)
    129
    Sep 1970
    (61.95%)
    14
    (12.39%)
    29
    (25.66%)
    113
    Oct 1955
    (61.11%)
    14
    (15.56%)
    21
    (23.33%)
    90
    Nov 1962
    (52.99%)
    22
    (18.80%)
    33
    (28.21%)
    117
    Dec 1958
    (66.67%)
    11
    (12.64%)
    18
    (20.69%)
    87
    Jan 2061
    (74.39%)
    13
    (15.85%)
    8
    (9.76%)
    82
    Feb 2065
    (60.75%)
    13
    (12.15%)
    29
    (27.10%)
    107
    Mar 2070
    (67.31%)
    13
    (12.50%)
    21
    (20.19%)
    104
    Apr 2054
    (73.97%)
    12
    (16.44%)
    7
    (9.59%)
    73
    May 2064
    (68.09%)
    15
    (15.96%)
    15
    (15.96%)
    94
    Jun 2078
    (76.47%)
    14
    (13.73%)
    10
    (9.80%)
    102

    NOTES:

    The data is counted by accused and not by file.

    Prosecution files resolved at the ‘trial’ stage are based on all trials (listed in previous or the current month) that resolved during the month. Because of this, the ‘trial’ figures in this table will not match the figures in the ‘Trial Outcomes’ section which are based on trials listed for hearing in the month.

    The total number of prosecution files in this table will not equal the total number of files closed in each month (Table 1). This is because Table 8 relates to only prosecution files (counted by accused) whereas Table 1 counts by file and includes Prosecutions, Appeals, Confiscations, Mental Impairment matters, Bail Reviews, Habitual Sexual Offender matters, Magistrates Court Prosecutions, Opinions, Non-Parole Period matters, Breach Bond, Drug Court matters and Adjudications.

    The following table provides a breakdown of the prosecution file outcomes attained within each resolution stage identified in Table 8.

    Table 9. Outcomes of prosecution files resolved during the pre-committal stage

     Committed for SentenceTender No EvidencePleads Guilty (Magistrates Court)No Case to AnswerOther (including return to SAPOL)MONTHLY TOTAL
    2019-20 TOTAL525
    (66.46%)
    113
    (14.30%)
    120
    (15.19%)
    2
    (0%)
    30
    (3.80%)
    790
    Jul 1939
    (68.42%)
    8
    (14.04%)
    6
    (10.53%)
    1
    (1.75%)
    3
    (5.26%)
    57
    Aug 1961
    (70.93%)
    16
    (18.60%)
    8
    (9.30%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (1.16%)
    86
    Sep 1945
    (64.29%)
    12
    (17.14%)
    10
    (14.29%)
    1
    (1.43%)
    2
    (2.86%)
    70
    Oct 1932
    (58.18%)
    14
    (25.45%)
    4
    (7.27%)
    0
    (0%)
    5
    (9.09%)
    55
    Nov 1941
    (66.13%)
    9
    (14.52%)
    9
    (14.52%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    (4.84%)
    62
    Dec 1941
    (70.69%)
    7
    (12.07%)
    7
    (12.07%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    (5.17%)
    58
    Jan 2048
    (67.61%)
    11
    (15.49%)
    9
    (12.68%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    (4.23%)
    71
    Feb 2047
    (72.31%)
    3
    (4.62%)
    11
    (16.92%)
    0
    (0%)
    4
    (6.15%)
    65
    Mar 2042
    (60.00%)
    10
    (14.29%)
    18
    (25.71%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    70
    Apr 2036
    (66.67%)
    7
    (12.96%)
    11
    (20.37%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    54
    May 2040
    (62.50%)
    9
    (14.06%)
    11
    (17.19%)
    0
    (0%)
    4
    (6.25%)
    64
    Jun 2053
    (67.95%)
    7
    (8.97%)
    16
    (20.51%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (2.56%)
    78

    Table 10. Outcomes of prosecution files resolved during the post-committal pre-trial stage

     Guilty Plea (All/Some/Lesser)Nolle ProsequiWhite PaperOtherMONTHLY TOTAL
    2019-20 TOTAL99
    (60.74%)
    27
    (16.56%)
    27
    (16.56%)
    10
    (6.13%)
    163
    Jul 194
    (40.00%)
    3
    (30.00%)
    2
    (20.00%)
    1
    (10.00%)
    10
    Aug 197
    (63.64%)
    1
    (9.09%)
    1
    (9.09%)
    2
    (18.18%)
    11
    Sep 196
    (42.86%)
    5
    (35.71%)
    3
    (21.43%)
    0
    (0%)
    14
    Oct 1910
    (71.43%)
    2
    (14.29%)
    1
    (7.14%)
    1
    (7.14%)
    14
    Nov 1913
    (59.09%)
    3
    (13.64%)
    6
    (27.27%)
    0
    (0%)
    22
    Dec 196
    (54.55%)
    3
    (27.27%)
    2
    (18.18%)
    0
    (0%)
    11
    Jan 2010
    (71.43%)
    3
    (21.43%)
    1
    (7.14%)
    0
    (0%)
    14
    Feb 2010
    (76.92%)
    1
    (7.69%)
    1
    (7.69%)
    1
    (7.69%)
    13
    Mar 208
    (61.54%)
    1
    (7.69%)
    2
    (15.38%)
    2
    (15.38%)
    13
    Apr 204
    (33.33%)
    3
    (25.00%)
    4
    (33.33%)
    1
    (8.33%)
    12
    May 2013
    (86.67%)
    1
    (6.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (6.67%)
    15
    Jun 208
    (57.14%)
    1
    (7.14%)
    4
    (28.57%)
    1
    (7.14%)
    14

    NOTES:

    ‘Other’ includes matters where the accused is mentally unfit to stand trial or found to be mentally incompetent.

    Table 11. Outcomes of prosecution files resolved during the trial stage

     Guilty Plea (All/Some/Lesser)Not Guilty VerdictGuilty Verdict (All/Some/Lesser)Nolle ProsequiOtherMONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL88
    (34.11%)
    62
    (24.03%)
    78
    (30.23%)
    28
    (10.85%)
    2
    (0.78%)
    258
    Jul 1914
    (40.00%)
    8
    (22.86%)
    10
    (28.57%)
    2
    (5.71%)
    1
    (2.86%)
    35
    Aug 1911
    (34.38%)
    6
    (18.75%)
    13
    (40.63%)
    2
    (6.25%)
    0
    (0%)
    32
    Sep 1910
    (34.48%)
    13
    (44.83%)
    5
    (17.24%)
    1
    (3.45%)
    0
    (0%)
    29
    Oct 195
    (23.81%)
    3
    (14.29%)
    10
    (47.62%)
    3
    (14.29%)
    0
    (0%)
    21
    Nov 1912
    (36.36%)
    4
    (12.12%)
    14
    (42.42%)
    3
    (9.09%)
    0
    (0%)
    33
    Dec 197
    (38.89%)
    2
    (11.11%)
    9
    (50.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    18
    Jan 204
    (50.00%)
    2
    (25.00%)
    1
    (12.50%)
    1
    (12.50%)
    0
    (0%)
    8
    Feb 207
    (24.14%)
    11
    (37.93%)
    6
    (20.69%)
    5
    (17.24%)
    0
    (0%)
    29
    Mar 208
    (38.10%)
    4
    (19.05%)
    4
    (19.05%)
    5
    (23.81%)
    0
    (0%)
    21
    Apr 202
    (28.57%)
    2
    (28.57%)
    3
    (42.86%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    7
    May 204
    (26.67%)
    2
    (13.33%)
    3
    (20.00%)
    5
    (33.33%)
    1
    (6.67%)
    15
    Jun 204
    (40.00%)
    5
    (50.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (10.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    10

    NOTES:

    The trial stage commences one week prior to the date on which the trial was listed to commence and continues up until the closure of the file (not including any appeal). The proportion of guilty pleas and verdicts within this table correspond only to the number of files that were finalised during the trial stage concluding in the report month and are not representative of the overall conviction rate which includes pleas arising from the post-committal pre-trial stage. For conviction rates please refer to Table 6 and Table 7.

    ‘Other’ includes matters where the accused is mentally unfit to stand trial or found to be mentally incompetent.


    Trial outcomes

    Outcomes represent all possible outcomes of the prosecution process that occurred during the trial stage whereas resolutions represent only outcomes where no further action is required to be taken on a file. Trial outcomes reported in this part reflect the outcomes for trials listed to be heard during the month. Those trials may not have concluded during the same month. Hence, there will be a difference between trial outcomes in the data provided in previous tables because they relate to different data concepts.

    Table 12. Summary of outcomes (by accused) for trial listed for hearing in the period (includes verdicts)

     Trials that resolved before the month of trialTrials that resolved in the same month that the trial was listed Trials with no resolution in the month that the trial was listedTrials commencing in the month listed but not resolved until a later monthMONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL197
    (31.27%)
    236
    (37.46%)
    156
    (24.76%)
    41
    (6.51%)
    630
    Jul 1926
    (33.33%)
    29
    (37.18%)
    16
    (20.51%)
    7
    (8.97%)
    78
    Aug 197
    (12.96%)
    27
    (50.00%)
    18
    (33.33%)
    2
    (3.70%)
    54
    Sep 1913
    (20.00%)
    30
    (46.15%)
    17
    (26.15%)
    5
    (7.69%)
    65
    Oct 1911
    (25.00%)
    20
    (45.45%)
    11
    (25.00%)
    2
    (4.55%)
    44
    Nov 1915
    (28.30%)
    28
    (52.83%)
    8
    (15.09%)
    2
    (3.77%)
    53
    Dec 193
    (9.68%)
    20
    (64.52%)
    8
    (25.81%)
    0
    (0%)
    31
    Jan 203
    (14.29%)
    6
    (28.57%)
    11
    (52.38%)
    1
    (4.76%)
    21
    Feb 2011
    (17.74%)
    26
    (41.94%)
    18
    (29.03%)
    7
    (11.29%)
    62
    Mar 2019
    (29.23%)
    21
    (32.81%)
    22
    (34.38%)
    3
    (4.69%)
    65
    Apr 2011
    (47.83%)
    6
    (26.09%)
    3
    (13.04%)
    3
    (13.04%)
    23
    May 2030
    (55.56%)
    13
    (24.07%)
    11
    (20.37%)
    0
    (0%)
    54
    Jun 2048
    (60.00%)
    10
    (12.50%)
    13
    (16.25%)
    9
    (11.25%)
    80

    NOTES:

    Trials have been counted by accused. For November there were 2 matters with multiple accused, for December there was 1 matter with multiple accused, for January there was 1 matter with multiple accused, for February there were 2 matters with multiple accused, for April there were 4 matters with multiple accused and for June there were 5 matters with multiple accused.

    No resolution includes vacated (by DPP/Defence application), judgement or decision reserved, mistrial, hung jury, no court or judge available, or due to bench warrants.

    Trials commencing in the month listed for hearing but not resolved until a later month includes verdicts from trials that have carried over into subsequent months.

    Table 13. Breakdown of outcomes from the trials that resolved in the month

     Guilty VerdictNot Guilty VerdictNolle ProsequiGuilty PleasOtherMONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL64
    (27.12%)
    55
    (23.31%)
    29
    (12.29%)
    86
    (36.44%)
    2
    (0.85%)
    236
    Jul 198
    (27.59%)
    6
    (20.69%)
    2
    (6.90%)
    12
    (41.38%)
    1
    (3.45%)
    29
    Aug 1910
    (37.04%)
    5
    (18.52%)
    2
    (7.41%)
    10
    (37.04%)
    0
    (0%)
    27
    Sep 195
    (16.67%)
    11
    (36.67%)
    1
    (3.33%)
    12
    (40.00%)
    1
    (3.33%)
    30
    Oct 198
    (40.00%)
    3
    (15.00%)
    4
    (20.00%)
    5
    (25.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    20
    Nov 1911
    (39.29%)
    4
    (14.29%)
    3
    (10.71%)
    10
    (35.71%)
    0
    (0%)
    28
    Dec 198
    (40.00%)
    2
    (10.00%)
    1
    (5.00%)
    9
    (45.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    20
    Jan 201
    (16.67%)
    2
    (33.33%)
    1
    (16.67%)
    2
    (33.33%)
    0
    (0%)
    6
    Feb 206
    (23.08%)
    10
    (38.46%)
    3
    (11.54%)
    7
    (26.92%)
    0
    (0%)
    26
    Mar 203
    (14.29%)
    3
    (14.29%)
    4
    (19.05%)
    11
    (52.38%)
    0
    (0%)
    21
    Apr 202
    (33.33%)
    2
    (33.33%)
    1
    (16.67%)
    1
    (16.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    6
    May 202
    (15.38%)
    3
    (23.08%)
    5
    (38.46%)
    3
    (23.08%)
    0
    (0%)
    13
    Jun 200
    (0%)
    4
    (40.00%)
    2
    (20.00%)
    4
    (40.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    10

    NOTES:

    Pleas include where a plea was received on the day of or prior to the day of trial where there was a plea change during the trial.

    ‘Other’ includes mental incompetence or unfitness to stand trial.

    Table 14. Breakdown of the reasons why trials listed for hearing were not resolved in the same month

     VacatedJudgement/Decision ReservedMistrialHung JuryOtherMONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL85
    (54.49%)
    49
    (31.41%)
    15
    (9.62%)
    5
    (3.21%)
    2
    (1.28%)
    156
    Jul 196
    (37.50%)
    6
    (37.50%)
    3
    (18.75%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (6.25%)
    16
    Aug 199
    (50.00%)
    7
    (38.89%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (11.11%)
    0
    (0%)
    18
    Sep 1911
    (64.71%)
    4
    (23.53%)
    2
    (11.76%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    17
    Oct 196
    (54.55%)
    3
    (27.27%)
    1
    (9.09%)
    1
    (9.09%)
    0
    (0%)
    11
    Nov 194
    (50.00%)
    2
    (25.00%)
    1
    (12.50%)
    1
    (12.50%)
    0
    (0%)
    8
    Dec 196
    (75.00%)
    2
    (25.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    8
    Jan 205
    (45.45%)
    5
    (45.45%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (9.09%)
    0
    (0%)
    11
    Feb 2012
    (66.67%)
    4
    (22.22%)
    2
    (11.11%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    18
    Mar 2016
    (72.73%)
    3
    (13.64%)
    2
    (9.09%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (4.55%)
    22
    Apr 203
    (100%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    May 205
    (45.45%)
    4
    (36.36%)
    2
    (18.18%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    11
    Jun 202
    (15.38%)
    9
    (69.23%)
    2
    (15.38%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    13

    NOTES:

    Reasons are summarised in Table 15.

    ‘Other’ in July 2019 – Trial by Judge Alone was adjourned to November 2020.

    ‘Other’ in March 2020 – E-Crime material and witness were not available.

    Table 15. Breakdown of reasons for trials listed in a month and vacated in that month

     Defence ApplicationDPP ApplicationJoint ApplicationNo Judge/No Court AvailableOtherBench WarrantCOVID-19MONTHLY TOTALS
    2019-20 TOTAL40
    (46.51%)
    11
    (12.79%)
    2
    (2.33%)
    12
    (13.95%)
    2
    (2.33%)
    4
    (4.65%)
    15
    (17.44%)
    86
    Jul 194
    (66.67%)
    1
    (16.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (16.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    6
    Aug 195
    (55.56%)
    2
    (22.22%)
    1
    (11.11%)
    1
    (11.11%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    9
    Sep 196
    (60.00%)
    3
    (30.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (10.00%)
    1
    (10.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    11
    Oct 193
    (50.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (33.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (17.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    6
    Nov 191
    (25.00%)
    1
    (25.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (50.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    4
    Dec 196
    (100%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    6
    Jan 203
    (60.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (20.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (20.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    5
    Feb 205
    (41.67%)
    2
    (16.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    (25.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (16.67%)
    0
    (0%)
    12
    Mar 204
    (23.53%)
    2
    (11.76%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (5.88%)
    1
    (5.88%)
    0
    (0%)
    9
    (52.94%)
    17
    Apr 200
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (33.33%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    2
    (66.67%)
    3
    May 202
    (40.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    3
    (60.00%)
    5
    Jun 201
    (50.00%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    0
    (0%)
    1
    (50.00%)
    2

    NOTES:

    A ‘Bench Warrant’ is issued when an accused does not appear for trial.

    Table 16. Trials vacated due to COVID-19

    Month ListedNumber of Vacated Trials due to COVID-19
    2019-20 TOTAL65
    Mar 209
    Apr 2011
    May 2016
    Jun 2029

    NOTES:

    The data outlined in this table has been counted by trial and will therefore differ to the data summarised in Table 15 as they were counted by accused.


    Appeal Outcomes

    Table 17. Outcomes of Appeal Applications by the DPP

     Against SentenceAgainst AcquittalOther Grounds
    Total914
    Allowed513
    Dismissed200
    Withdrawn/Abandoned201

    Table 18. Outcomes of Appeal Applications by Defence

     Against SentenceAgainst Conviction
    Total3242
    Conviction Quashed012
    Sentence Reduced120
    Appeal Dismissed1628
    Other Outcome42

    Adjudication outcomes

    Table 19. Adjudication outcomes

     
    2019-20

    2018-19
    Total3011100%2817100%
    Charge Major Indictable227275.46%209374.30%
    Charge Minor Indictable/Summary57619.13%59521.12%
    Do Not Lay Charges1083.59%602.13%
    Other551.83%692.45%

    Briefing out of trials to private bar

    Table 20. Briefing out of trials to the private bar

      
    2019-20

    2018-19
    Number of Matters6292
    Total Cost$460,903$901,223

    Criminal assets confiscations

    Table 21. Criminal assets confiscations

     
    2019-20

    2018-19
    Briefs Received 224176
    Briefs Finalised216233
    Value Deposited into the Victims of Crime Fund$4,102,132$1,916,192
    Value Deposited into the Justice Rehabilitation Fund$45,835NA