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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Indigenous prisoner characteristics >> MOST SERIOUS OFFENCE/CHARGE

MOST SERIOUS OFFENCE/CHARGE

Nearly a third (32% or 2,365) of all Indigenous prisoners were sentenced/charged for acts intended to cause injury, and a further 14% (1,010) for unlawful entry with intent. Acts intended to cause injury was also the offence category that accounted for the highest proportion of non-Indigenous prisoners (15% or 3,203), followed by illicit drug offences (14% or 2,987).

PROPORTION OF PRISONERS, Indigenous status by selected most serious offence/charge(a)
Graph: PROPORTION OF PRISONERS, Indigenous status by selected most serious offence/charge(a)






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