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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Prisoner characteristics, Australia >> Changes in the Prisoner Population

CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION

The total prisoner population increased by 1% (from 29,106 on 30 June 2011 to 29,383 on 30 June 2012), which is contrary to the 2% (594) decrease recorded between 2010 and 2011. Between the 2011 and 2012 Prisoner Census dates:

  • the number of male prisoners increased by 0.4% (104) and the number of female prisoners increased by 8% (171);
  • the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners increased by 4% (325);
  • the number of sentenced prisoners increased by 1% (127) and the number of unsentenced prisoners increased by 2% (147). (Table 2.2)



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