Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP)

Prosecution Statistics

Prosecution Statistics

During 2014-15, the CDPP dealt with 2,704 people in court in addition to ongoing matters. The cases were referred by 46 Commonwealth investigative agencies, as well as state and territory agencies.

The following tables set out details of prosecutions we conducted in 2014–15.

 

 

Table 1: Outcomes of successful prosecutions in 2014-2015
DescriptionNo.
Defendants convicted of offences prosecuted summarily1,537
Defendants convicted of offences prosecuted on indictment619
Defendants committed for trial or sentence681

 

 

Table 2: Summary Prosecutions in 2014-2015
DescriptionNo.
Defendants convicted after a plea of guilty1,467
Defendants convicted after a plea of not guilty70
Total defendants convicted1,537
Defendants acquitted after a plea of not guilty21
Total1,558

 

 

Table 3: Committals in 2014-2015
DescriptionNo.
Defendants committed after a plea of guilty380
Defendants committed after a plea of not guilty301
Total defendants committed681
Defendants discharged after a plea of not guilty3
Total684

 

 

Table 4: Prosecutions on indictment in 2014-2015
DescriptionNo.
Defendants convicted after a plea of guilty543
Defendants convicted after a plea of not guilty76
Total defendants convicted619
Defendants acquitted after a plea of not guilty32
Total651

 

 

Table 5: Prosecution appeals against sentence in 2014-2015
Appeal TypeOutcomeSummaryIndictable
Appeals against sentenceUpheld213
 Dismissed16
Total 319

 

 

Table 6: Defence appeals in 2014-2015
Appeal TypeOutcomeSummaryIndictable
Against Conviction OnlyUpheld34
 Dismissed68
Against Sentence OnlyUpheld2922
 Dismissed1829
Conviction & SentenceUpheld61
 Dismissed721
Total 6985

 

 

Table 7: Reparation orders and fines
 Actual 2013-2014 $’000Actual 2014-2015 $’000
Reparation orders made31,47735,795
Fines and costs orders made3,8112,691