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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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PRIOR IMPRISONMENT

At least half of prisoners in all states and territories, except Victoria (48%), were recorded as having had prior adult imprisonment under sentence. Male prisoners consistently had higher proportions of prior imprisonment than females, except in the Australian Capital Territory where females had higher prior imprisonment than males (79% compared to 71%). The proportion of female prisoners with a prior imprisonment was highest in the Australian Capital Territory at 79%, and lowest in New South Wales and Victoria (38% and 35% respectively). (Table 3.8)

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