4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2000
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/2001
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Increase in Australian adults who are in prison - ABS figures
There has been a 32% increase in the adult imprisonment rate, from 112 to 148 prisoners per 100,000 adult population, during the 10 years from 1990 to 2000, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The increase in the adult imprisonment rate between 1999 and 2000 was 2%. Australia's prisoner population has increased by 52% since 1990 to reach 21,714 people as at 30 June 2000 (the increase between 1999 and 2000 was less than 1%).
Other findings in Prisoners in Australia, 2000 include:
Further details, including key State/Territory indicators, are in Prisoners in Australia, 2000 (cat. no. 4517.0) available from ABS Bookshops.
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