4513.0 - Higher Criminal Courts, Australia, 1999-2000
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Majority of defendants finalised as guilty
Charges were proven against almost 80 percent of defendants whose cases were finalised in the higher criminal courts across Australia in 1999-2000, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The vast majority of these defendants were male (87 percent) and had a median age of 29 years.
The higher criminal courts finalised cases for 18,890 defendants in 1999-2000, a 20 percent increase over the number finalised in 1996-1997.
Other findings in Higher Criminal Courts, Australia show that for defendants with cases finalised in 1999-2000:
Further details are available in Higher Criminal Courts, Australia 1999/00 (cat. no. 4513.0) available from ABS Bookshops .
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