Australian Bureau of Statistics
4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Oct 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2001
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Copies of Corrective Services, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 4512.0) are available from the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
Prisoners in Australia
Prisoners in Australia 2000 was released in May 2001 for the first time as an official ABS publication. The focus of this publication was on national statistics with State and Territory statistics available in supplementary tables.
Among the wealth of information contained in the publication are 10-year trends. For example, between 1990 and 2000, there was a 52% increase in the adult prison population in Australia. Over the same period, the adult imprisonment rate increased 32% to 148 prisoners per 100,000 adult population.
Copies of Prisoners in Australia 2000 (ABS Cat. No. 4517.0) are available from the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
Recorded Crime, Australia
Recorded Crime, Australia 2000 was released on 30 May 2001. This was the eighth edition in the series, and it provided a greater focus on national statistics than previous publications. Comprehensive State and Territory statistics were also made available as supplementary tables.
While there is no single 'headline' indicator for the Recorded Crime collection, the 2000 edition shows that the offence category of 'Other theft' affects the greatest number of Australians, with a victimisation rate of 3,523 per 100,000 persons. The victimisation rate for 'Other theft' increased by 30% between 1995 and 2000. 'Unlawful Entry With Intent' had the second highest victimisation rate.
Copies of Recorded Crime, Australia 2000 (ABS Cat. No. 4510.0) are available from the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
Higher Criminal Courts
The fourth edition of Higher Criminal Courts, Australia 1999-2000 was released in June 2001. This publication presents financial year statistics on the criminal workload of the Supreme and Intermediate Courts in Australia.
In this edition, four years of data have been included in Table 1, allowing better analysis of changes to the number of defendants initiated, finalised and pending. The data indicate:
Copies of Higher Criminal Courts, Australia 1999-2000 (ABS Cat. No. 4513.0) are available from the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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