Australian Bureau of Statistics
4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009
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SENTENCED PRISONERS, Indigenous status by median aggregate sentence length and selected most serious offence(a)(b)
Expected time to serve
Expected time to serve takes into account the earliest date of release for sentenced prisoners. Excluding prisoners with indeterminate, life without a minimum, and periodic detention sentences, the median expected time to serve for sentenced Indigenous prisoners was 1.3 years (15 months). The median expected time to serve was highest for the offence category of homicide (8.1 years or 98 months) followed by sexual assault (5 years or 60 months). For the non-Indigenous population the median expected time to serve was 2 years (24 months), with a median of 12 years (144 months) for the offence category of homicide.
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