1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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At 30 June 2000 there were 4,095 Indigenous prisoners in Australia (19% of the Australian prisoner population) with a national rate of imprisonment for Indigenous persons of 1,727 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population. Western Australia recorded the highest imprisonment rate (2,909 Indigenous persons per 100,000 adult Indigenous population) followed by New South Wales (1,882). Nationally, the Indigenous rate of imprisonment was approximately 14 times that of the non-Indigenous population.


11.27 INDIGENOUS IMPRISONMENT - 30 June 2000

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT(a)
ACT in NSW
Aust.

Number
1,248
138
1,048
225
1,003
39
386
8
10
4,095
Rate(b)
1,882.1
993.3
1,622.0
1,656.5
2,908.7
417.6
1,176.0
n.p.
n.p.
1,727.4
Ratio(c)
12.6
12.1
12.5
17.8
19.1
4.1
5.0
n.p.
n.p.
14.2

(a) Refers to unsentenced prisoners in ACT prison custody.
(b) Rate of Indigenous prisoners per 100,000 adult Indigenous population.
(c) Ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous rates of imprisonment.

Source: Prisoners in Australia, 2000 (4517.0).


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