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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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males comprised 91% (7,233) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner population at 30 June 2012, similar to the proportion of non-Indigenous males who accounted for 93% of the non-Indigenous prisoner population. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male prisoners increased by 3% (202) while the number of non-Indigenous male prisoners decreased by 1% (198) from 30 June 2011. There were 746 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female prisoners, comprising 9% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner population. There was an increase of 20% (123) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female prisoners from 30 June 2011. This compares with a 3% (38) increase in the non-Indigenous female prisoner population.

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