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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Crime and justice

COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS

Community-based corrections orders are non-custodial orders issued to offenders by criminal courts. Both adult and young offenders can be issued with community corrections orders and these are administered by agencies with the authority to serve these orders.


ADULT COMMUNITY-BASED ORDERS

Adult community-based orders are served under the authority of adult corrective services agencies and include restricted movement, reparations (fine option and community service) and supervision orders (parole, bail and sentenced probation). Quarterly data are sourced by the ABS from state and territory corrective services agencies.

On average, there were 54,609 people in adult community-based corrections in Australia during the June quarter 2011. This equated to a rate of 314 people per 100,000 adult persons. The most common community-based corrections orders issued were sentenced probation (32,881 people), followed by parole (12,024 people) and community service (9,302 people) (table 13.29).


13.29 ADULT PERSONS IN COMMUNITY-BASED SUPERVISION(a), June quarter 2011
Type of order
no.

Restricted movement
579
Reparation
Fine option
3 610
Community service
9 302
Supervision (compliance)
Parole
12 024
Bail
1 457
Sentenced probation
32 881
Total
54 609

(a) If a person has more than one type of order, they are counted against each order. If a person has more than one order of the same type, they are counted only once in the order type.
Source: Corrective Services, Australia (4512.0).


Men were over four times more likely to be in adult community-based corrections than women. The rate for men was 520 per 100,000 adult male population, while for women it was 113 per 100,000 adult female population.

YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER COMMUNITY-BASED SUPERVISION

In 2009–10, 10,914 young people were under juvenile community-based supervision during the year (table 13.30). The most common type of order was probation and similar, with 8,890 young people receiving these orders during the year. Data are sourced from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Dataset collected by the AIHW.


13.30 YOUNG PERSONS IN COMMUNITY-BASED SUPERVISION—2009–10(a)(b)
Type of order
no.

Supervised or conditional bail and other unsentenced
2 764
Probation and similar
8 890
Suspended detention
1 042
Home detention
6
Parole or supervised release
458
Other sentenced orders(c)
426
Other orders n.e.c.(d)
26
Multiple order types
2 698
Total
10 914

(a) Western Australia and the Northern Territory did not supply data for 2009–10.
(b) Number of young people may not sum to total as young people may have been under supervision in relation to multiple types of orders during the same day or year.
(c) Other sentenced orders include other sentences requiring juvenile justice supervision.
(d) Other orders n.e.c. includes other types of legal arrangements not elsewhere classified.
Source: AIHW, Juvenile justice in Australia 2009–10, Juvenile justice series no. 8. JUV8.

 

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