Serious injury offences

This range of of criminal offences includes serious injury caused either intentionally or recklessly. An offender is reckless if they had foresight of the probability that injury will occur as a consequence of their actions.

These County Court of Victoria case summaries and statistics highlight sentencing outcomes for serious injury offences including:

  • intentionally causing serious injury
  • recklessly causing serious injury.

Case summaries

Statistics

Intentionally causing serious injury

Recklessly causing serious injury

'Imprisonment' above includes all sentences that have immediate custody as a component of the total sentence. This may include imprisonment combined with a community corrections order, a partially suspended sentence, or another custodial sentencing outcome.

This graph includes cases with a sentence of imprisonment or aggregate imprisonment only.

Recklessly causing serious injury

'Imprisonment' above includes all sentences that have immediate custody as a component of the total sentence. This may include imprisonment combined with a community corrections order, a partially suspended sentence, or another custodial sentencing outcome.

'Other' above includes custodial and non-custodial supervision orders, and Youth Justice Centre orders.

This graph includes cases with a sentence of imprisonment or aggregate imprisonment only.

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Page last updated: 4 March 2021