This document was added 06/29/2012.
05/07/2012 Corrections were made to the commentary on custodial sentence length for offences in the Magistrates' and Children's Courts and median custodial sentence length in states and territories.
28/06/2012 New information has been released providing statistics about the length of custodial sentences handed down in the criminal jurisdiction of the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's Courts of Australia, for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, for all states and territories, except the Tasmanian Higher Criminal Courts and the Australian Capital Territory Lower Criminal Courts. Data for the Tasmania Higher Criminal Courts and the Australian Capital Territory Lower Criminal Courts are not available for inclusion. Data for the contributing states and territories have been aggregated to provide a total in the tables presented, unless otherwise specified..