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.

The BOCSAR study is available here and the accompanying media release can be found here.

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