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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2013  Reissue
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Just over one third (34% or 2,673) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were sentenced/charged for acts intended to cause injury, and a further 15% (1,231) for unlawful entry with intent. Illicit drug offences were the offences that accounted for the highest proportion of non-Indigenous prisoners (15%), followed by acts intended to cause injury (14%) and sexual assault (13%). (Table 4.1)

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