4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2001-02
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/04/2003
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More than 70% of guilty defendants received a custodial order
More than one in two (54%) defendants proven guilty in Australia's Higher Criminal Courts in 2001-02, received a custodial order to be served in a correctional facility or in the community and 17% received a custodial order involving a fully suspended sentence as their principal sentence type, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Of the defendants who received a non-custodial order as their principal sentence type, the most common for both males and females was a community supervision or community work order (70% and 73% respectively).
Of the 17,997 finalised Higher Criminal Court defendants in 2001-02, approximately 85% (15,229) were finalised by adjudication (proven guilty or acquitted). Of these adjudicated defendants:
Further information is in Criminal Courts, 2001-02 (cat. no. 4513.0).
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