Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Bulletin - Public confidence in the New South Wales criminal justice system: 2019 update
A new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that many NSW residents hold mistaken beliefs about crime and the criminal justice system. 62% of survey respondents believe that violent crime is on the rise (it is stable) and 44% believe that property crime is increasing (it is falling). Survey respondents also frequently underestimate the proportion of offenders who are convicted and imprisoned.
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