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References for theft

Reference information for lawyers about theft offences.

Victorian Sentencing Manual

The Judicial College's Sentencing Manual has a chapter on theft and related offences.

See Victorian Sentencing Manual—Property and dishonesty offences – 32(opens in a new window).

Sentencing Advisory Council

This snapshot describes sentencing outcomes for the offence of theft in the County and Supreme Courts.

See Sentencing Advisory Council—Sentencing trends for theft in the higher courts 2016-2021(opens in a new window)

Victoria police Manual

This manual, has Victoria Police policies and procedures, guidelines and resources that assist police employees to interpret and apply policies. Part of this manual has been made available to staff at Victoria Legal Aid.

See Victoria Police Manual(opens in a new window).

The manual has information about how police are expected to deal with reports of petrol driver-offs and theft of motor vehicles.