1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Prisoners in Tasmania >> Most serious offence >> Sentenced prisoners by offence category by sex

Differences between men and women extend beyond the fact that there were 17 male prisoners for every female prisoner as at 30 June 2003 (Source: Prisoners in Australia, cat. no. 4517.0). There were also differences in the types of offences for which men and women were imprisoned, reflecting the differences in the patterns of offending between men and women.

The most serious offences that had been committed by male prisoners, as at 30 June 2003, included offences against justice procedures, government security and government operations (12.5%) sexual assault (11.9%) and murder (11.6%). For female prisoners, the most serious offences included offences against justice procedures, government security and government operations (38.9%), murder (16.7%), theft (11.1%) and property damage and environmental pollution (11.1%).

SENTENCED PRISONERS, By Sex and Selected Most Serious Offence,
Tasmania - 30 June 2003



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