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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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Indigenous males comprised 92% (6,783) of the Indigenous prisoner population at 30 June 2009, similar to non-Indigenous males who accounted for 93% of the non-Indigenous prisoner population. The number of Indigenous male prisoners increased by 10% (644) while the number of non-Indigenous male prisoners increased by 4% (774) from 30 June 2008. The number of Indigenous female prisoners (603) increased by 6% (34) from 30 June 2008, compared with a 9% (119) increase in the non-Indigenous female prisoner population.

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