4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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MOST SERIOUS OFFENCE/CHARGE

Nearly one third (32% or 2,480) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were sentenced/charged for acts intended to cause injury, and a further 15% (1,135) for unlawful entry with intent. Illicit drug offences and acts intended to cause injury were the offences that accounted for the highest proportion of non-Indigenous prisoners (both 15%), followed by sexual assault (13%). (Table 4.1)

Proportion of prisoners, Indigenous status by selected most serious offence/charge
Graph: Proportion of prisoners, Indigenous status by selected most serious offence/charge






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