Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2013  Reissue
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Federal offender characteristics >> Aggregate sentence length (Federal prisoners)


Aggregate sentence length (federal prisoners)

A majority of federal prisoners (41%) had an aggregate sentence length of 5 to under 10 years, with 71% having an aggregate sentence length of 2 to under 15 years. In the total prisoner population (sentenced prisoners only), the aggregate sentence length was generally lower than the federal population, with the most common aggregate sentence length being 2 to under 5 years (26%) and a majority of prisoners (68%) with an aggregate sentence length between 1 to under 10 years. For the federal prisoner population, 6% of prisoners had an aggregate sentence length of 20 years and over compared to 3% for the total prisoner population.

Federal prisoners in New South Wales had the highest median aggregate sentence length (84.1 months), followed by federal prisoners in Queensland and the Northern Territory (both 60.0 months). For these three states/territories, the total prisoner population had lower median aggregate sentence lengths (45.0 months, 36.0 months and 20.0 months respectively).

Graph Image for FEDERAL PRISONERS, Aggregate sentence length


Previous Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.