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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003   
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Indigenous prisoners

At 30 June 2001 there were 4,445 Indigenous prisoners in Australia (20% of the Australian prisoner population) with a national rate of imprisonment for Indigenous persons of 1,829 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population (table 11.33). Western Australia recorded the highest imprisonment rate (3,036 Indigenous persons per 100,000 adult Indigenous population) followed by New South Wales (1,971). Nationally, the Indigenous rate of imprisonment was approximately 15 times that of the non-Indigenous population.


11.33 INDIGENOUS IMPRISONMENT - 30 June 2001

no.
rate(a)
ratio(b)

NSW(c)
1,339
1,970.9
13.2
Vic.
150
1,060.3
12.3
Qld
1,146
1,724.4
13.8
SA
230
1,651.7
18.6
WA
1,072
3,036.1
20.6
Tas.
40
417.7
4.8
NT
456
1,356.5
5.6
ACT(d)
12
566.3
19.3
ACT in NSW(c)
8
377.5
7.5
Aust.
4,445
1,828.5
15.1

(a) Rate of Indigenous prisoners per 100,000 adult Indigenous population.
(b) Ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous rates of imprisonment.
(c) A majority of full-time prisoners sentenced in the ACT are held in NSW prisons. The ACT in NSW figures are a subset of the NSW figures.
(d) Refers to unsentenced prisoners in ACT prison custody.

Source: Prisoners in Australia, 2001 (4517.0).


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