Apart from prosecutions, the ICAC investigations may result in cautions and referrals to government departments. Cautions are administered to adults who made full admissions of the offences in minor cases that the Secretary for Justice considers not to be in the public interest to prosecute. The ICAC also refers cases of misconduct or malpractice of government officers to government departments for consideration of disciplinary or administrative action.

Prosecutions excluding election complaints

  Jan - Jun 2020 Jan - Jun 2021 Percentage Change
Persons prosecuted 65 97 49%
Completed prosecutions 47 90 91%
Persons convicted 40 60 50%
Persons formally cautioned 11 25 127%
Government officers recommended for disciplinary / administrative action 34 27 -21%

Note: The indicators do not include election cases in order to provide a more accurate indication of general corruption trends.