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Interactive crime and justice research now online

Media release

19 June 2017

The Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) new website Crime Statistics Australia provides aninteractive gateway to Australian crime and justice research.

Officially launched this week by the Minister for Justice, the Hon. Michael Keenan, the new website provides online access to comprehensive Australian crime and justice datasets.
Director of the AIC, Chris Dawson said the launch of the website was a key achievement for the Institute.

“Our new website combines accurate research and information in a new and visual way that will assist our law enforcement and protection agencies, interested stakeholders, and the Australian community to understand and use valuable crime and justice information,” Mr Dawson said.

“The more we strengthen our research capabilities, the better evidence base we have for our agencies to identify the patterns and associations that can help discover, understand and respond to crime in Australia.”

Crime Statistics Australia hosts data on victims of crime, offenders, corrections, courts, criminal justice resources and recent statistical findings from the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Monitoring Program series.

“In its first instalment, Crime Statistics Australia will include data from two statistical series—the National Homicide Monitoring Program and Australian Crime: Facts and Figures.

“The National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) and its collection of data is Australia’s only national system with the capacity to monitor homicide rates, facilitate detailed analysis of homicide types and trends, and communicate this to key stakeholders.

“Bringing our datasets online enables statistics to be updated in real time, providing stakeholders with ready access to statistics on contemporary crime and justice issues.

“The website will continually evolve to include a broader range of datasets including Drug Use Monitoring in Australia, the National Deaths in Custody Program, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program,” Mr Dawson said.
For more information visit Crime Statistics Australia

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