The Australian Crime Commission reports that a majority of organized crimes are based around illegal drug cartels and markets. Highly organized criminal gangs are also diversifying into funds embezzlement and money laundering.
Mexican drug syndicates, Mafiosi gangs belonging to Italy and Russia are making inroads into the country. Banned motorcycle gangs like Hells Angels and Rebels that are involved in sex trade and drug trafficking are responsible for majority of gang violence crimes.
Australia does not have a history of strong political violence and there is not much scope for indulging in political crimes as there are hardly any organized ethnic and religious groups with extremist leanings. Demonstrations for protests around religious, social and political issues are carried out peacefully in major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth.
The selling prices of such drugs are also quite high. Marijuana seems to be the most popular with teenagers aged 14 and above. Other commonly used drugs are methamphetamine, Ecstasy, cocaine, LSD and heroin. Most of these drugs are illicitly imported into the country. Criminal Lawyers Sydney handle different cases pertaining to illegal drugs.
Rapes, assaults, burglaries, robberies, auto thefts, and larcenies that are predatory in nature and can be grouped under street crimes occur with varying frequencies mostly in urban agglomerations of Australia. And an increasing proportion of such crimes are carried out by citizens belonging to the minority sects and groups. The statistics are available with most criminal lawyers.