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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2010   
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PRIOR IMPRISONMENT

At least half of prisoners in all states and territories, except Victoria (49%), were recorded as having had prior adult imprisonment under sentence. Male prisoners consistently had higher proportions than females with prior imprisonment, ranging from 68% in the Northern Territory to 50% in Victoria. The highest proportion of female prisoners with a prior imprisonment was 57% in the Australian Capital Territory, and the lowest was recorded in Tasmania at 28%. (Table 3.8)





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