Australian Bureau of Statistics
4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2010–11 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/02/2012
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A greater proportion of males received a sentence of custody in a correctional institution than females (64% compared with 48%). A larger proportion of females were given fully suspended sentences than males (24% and 19% respectively) (Table 2.9).
The proportion of defendants receiving a custodial order varied across states and territories, ranging from 79% in Queensland to 96% in the Northern Territory (Table 2.3).
Of defendants proven guilty in the Higher Courts 14% (1,814) were sentenced to non-custodial orders (community supervision or work orders, monetary orders and other non-custodial orders), a slightly lower proportion than in 2009-10 (Table 2.2).
Community supervision or work orders was proportionally highest for defendants proven guilty of public order offences (31%) and property damage and environmental pollution (19%) (Table 2.7).
The proportion of females receiving community supervision or work orders (15%) is more than double the proportion of males (7%). A larger proportion of defendants under 20 years of age received a non-custodial order (25% of males and 43% of females), compared with other age groups (Table 2.9).
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