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Contains national information on prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions (including people on remand), imprisonment rates, most serious offence and sentence length. A range of information is also presented on prisoner characteristics (age, sex, Indigenous status) and on the type of prisoner (all prisoners, sentenced prisoners, and unsentenced prisoners (remandees).
Prior to the 2000 reference period, the data was presented as an annual report for the Corrective Services Ministers' Council by the National Corrective Services Statistics Unit.
Companion tables with detailed state/territory information are available separately. Price on application.