Australian Bureau of Statistics
4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2002
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Australia's prisoner population up 50% in a decade - ABS figures
The number of people in prison has increased by 50% over the decade to 30 June 2001, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The prisoner population increased from 15,021 prisoners in 1991 to reach 22,458 prisoners in 2001, while the adult imprisonment rate increased by more than one quarter (28%) from 117 to 151 prisoners per 100,000 adult population.
Other findings in Prisoners in Australia, 30 June 2001 include:
Further details are in Prisoners in Australia, 30 June 2001 (cat. no. 4517.0).
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