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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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MOST SERIOUS OFFENCE/CHARGE

One third (33% or 2,496) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were sentenced/charged for acts intended to cause injury, and a further 15% (1,125) 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 3,275), followed by illicit drug offences (14% or 3,020). (Table 4.1)

Proportion of prisoners, Indigenous status, by selected most serious offence/charge
Graph: Proportion of prisoners, Indigenous status, by selected most serious offence/charge






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