4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, December quarter 2013 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/03/2014
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information on persons in custody and persons serving community-based corrections orders under the authority of corrective services agencies. The statistics are derived from information provided to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from administrative records held by corrective services agencies in each state and territory, and from the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department for details on federal prisoners. Details are provided for each state and territory on: prisoner numbers and imprisonment rates by type of custody; prisoner numbers by legal status for all prisoners and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners; the number of sentenced receptions into custody; the number of federal prisoners; the numbers and rates of persons serving community-based corrections orders; and data on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of persons in community-based corrections.
The ABS acknowledges the valuable contribution of the Board of Management and the Advisory Group of the National Corrective Services Statistics Unit as well as the staff of the various agencies that provide the statistics that are presented in this publication.
UPDATED POPULATION ESTIMATES FOR THE CALCULATION OF RATES
From the June quarter 2013 the imprisonment and community-based corrections rates for the total adult population are calculated using Estimated Resident Population (ERP) data based on the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
The imprisonment and community-based corrections rates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are calculated using ERP data based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. These rates will be revised from the June 2013 quarter onwards following the April 2014 release of the 2011 based ERP for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
The figures in this publication may be subject to rounding.
More information about ABS activities in the field of crime and justice statistics is available from the Crime and Justice theme page on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. Details of other ABS publications relating to Crime and Justice statistics can be found in paragraphs 37-38 of the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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