ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents national statistics on prisoners who were in adult corrective services custody on 30 June 2013. These statistics describe the characteristics of prisoners, their sentence length, the most serious offence/charge for which offenders are imprisoned, and provide a basis for measuring change over time.
REVISIONS TO NORTHERN TERRITORY AND AUSTRALIA ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AND NON-INDIGENOUS IMPRISONMENT RATES
This release includes amendments to Northern Territory and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous imprisonment rates for 2009 to 2012.
These amendments are a result of correcting an error in the projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for females aged 20 to 24 in the Northern Territory used in the 2009 to 2012 Prisoners in Australia publications.
Amended cells are annotated as 'revised'.
Discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals across tables and within some summary tables due to rounding and randomisation.
More information about ABS activities in the field of crime and justice statistics is available from the Crime and Justice theme page on the ABS website. A list of other ABS publications relating to crime and justice statistics can be found in paragraph 101 of the Explanatory Notes.
The ABS acknowledges the valuable contribution of the Board of Management and Advisory Group of the National Corrective Services Statistics Unit and the staff of the various agencies that provide the statistics that are presented in this publication.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.