4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2013  Reissue
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Over half (55%) of prisoners in custody at 30 June 2012 had served a sentence in an adult prison prior to the current episode. Of those prisoners sentenced in the last twelve months, 60% had a prior imprisonment. (Table 2.7).

The most serious offences/charges with the greatest proportion of prisoners who were recorded as having had prior adult imprisonment were: unlawful entry with intent (76%), traffic offences (74%) and offences against justice (70%). Conversely, approximately 70% of prisoners with a most serious offence/charge of fraud and deception and 67% of prisoners with a most serious offence/charge of either illicit drug offences or sexual assault had no prior adult imprisonment recorded. (Table 2.7)

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