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Copies of Corrective Services, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 4512.0) are available from the ABS for $21.00.
Community Based Corrections
Two tables containing statistics on persons in community-based corrections appeared for the first time in the September quarter 2000 issue of Corrective Services, Australia. Some of the key findings were:
The statistics on community-based corrections have a financial year reference period and will be updated annually in the September quarter publication.
Prisoners in Australia
The NCCJS has been producing Prisoner Census statistics as annual reports to the Corrective Services Ministers' Council since 1994. For the first time this year the statistics are being presented in an official ABS publication. The results of the 2000 Prisoner Census will be published in Prisoners in Australia 2000 (ABS Cat. No. 4517.0) in May and will have an emphasis on national data. State and Territory data will be available in supplementary tables.
Recorded Crime, Australia
The eighth in the series of Recorded Crime, Australia (ABS Cat. no. 4510.0) for the 2000 calendar year will be released in late May. This publication will see a significant change in presentation with the emphasis on national figures for victims of selected offences and comparisons of victim characteristics at the national level across offence categories. State and Territory data will be available in supplementary tables.
Higher Criminal Courts
The fourth publication of Higher Criminal Courts, Australia (ABS Cat. no. 4513.0), presenting financial year data on the criminal workload of the Supreme and Intermediate courts in Australia, will be released in June.
This publication will contain similar information to that included in last year's release, though some of the statistics will be consolidated. This will improve the ease with which users can interpret the data and gain a more informative picture of the criminal workload of Australia's Higher Courts.
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