Nationally, the rate of persons in community-based corrections was 343 persons per 100,000 adult population for the March quarter 2006. The rate for men was 570 per 100,000 adult male population, while for women it was 122 females per adult female population. Men were almost five times more likely to be in community-based corrections than women.
Community-based corrections orders are non-custodial orders under the authority of corrective services and include restricted movement, fine option, community service, parole, bail and sentenced probation.
During the March quarter 2006 there was an average of 53,893 people in community-based corrections in Australia. The most common community service orders issued were sentenced probation (32,302 persons), followed by community service (11,689) and parole (8,983) (table 11.42).