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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Crime and justice

EXPENDITURE ON JUSTICE AND SAFETY

The Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, in the Report on Government Services 2011, estimated recurrent expenditure on justice in 2009–10 at $557 per person. This excluded spending by governments on items such as justice services outside the scope of the Report (e.g. expenditure on specialist courts). Total recurrent expenditure was $12.3 billion in 2009–10; $8.2 billion was spent on police services and $2.8 billion on corrective services (table 13.2).


13.2 GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON JUSTICE(a)(b)(c)

2005–06
2006–07
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10
Justice sector
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Police services
7 210
7 400
7 597
7 788
8 235
Court administration – criminal
588
610
633
657
673
Court administration – civil(d)
612
624
624
596
618
Corrective services
2 386
2 463
2 588
2 730
2 807
Total justice system
10 796
11 096
11 442
11 772
12 334

(a) In 2009–10 dollars.
(b) Includes depreciation but excludes payroll tax and user cost of capital.
(c) Excludes expenditure on justice services out of scope of the Report (e.g. expenditure on specialist courts).
(d) Civil expenditure excludes expenditure on probate matters.
Source: Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, Report on Government Services 2011.

 

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