House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Current Inquiry : Inquiry into crime in the community: victims, offenders, and fear of crime

Terms of reference for inquiry and report

The Committee shall inquire into the extent and impact and fear of crime within the Australian community and effective measures for the Commonwealth in countering and preventing crime. The Committee's inquiry shall consider but not be limited to:

(a) the types of crimes committed against Australians
(b) perpetrators of crime and motives
(c) fear of crime in the community
(d) the impact of being a victim of crime and fear of crime
(e) strategies to support victims and reduce crime
(f) apprehension rates
(g) effectiveness of sentencing
(h) community safety and policing

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