Australian Bureau of Statistics
4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2008
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Children's Courts across Australia sentenced 1,625 juvenile offenders to time in a correctional institution during 2006-07, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
This represents 5% of all defendants proven guilty in the Children's Courts; most offenders (92% or 29,800 people) received a non-custodial sentence such as fines, good behaviour bonds and community supervision or work orders.
Just over half of the defendants before the Children's Courts were either 16 (22% or 7,500) or 17 (29% or 9,960) years old; defendants aged 10 to 12 years were the smallest proportion, at 2% (686).
Other results from the publication relating to adult defendants include:
In the Magistrates' Courts:
In the Higher Courts:
Further information is in Criminal Courts, Australia (cat. no. 4513.0).
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This page last updated 24 February 2009