CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION
Between 2008 and 2009, the prisoner population increased in all states and territories, except the Australian Capital Territory. The highest proportional increases in prisoner numbers were for Western Australia (17%), the Northern Territory (11%), and New South Wales (7%). The increase (6%) in the national prisoner population was strongly influenced by the growth in the Western Australia prisoner population. While Western Australia accounted for 15% of the national prisoner population in 2009 it contributed 38% to the increase in prisoner numbers between 2008 and 2009.
CHANGE IN PRISONER NUMBERS,
between 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009, states and territories