Australian Bureau of Statistics
4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2010
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Between 2000 and 2010 the female imprisonment rate increased in all states and territories except for the Australian Capital Territory, which decreased from 19 to 18 female prisoners per 100,000 adult females. The Northern Territory recorded the highest proportional increase in the female imprisonment rate between 2000 and 2010, an increase of 158% (from 24 to 62 female prisoners per 100,000 adult female population), followed by Tasmania, with an increase of 82% (from 11 to 20 female prisoners per 100,000 adult female population).
Between 2000 and 2010 the male imprisonment rate increased in all states and territories, except Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. The Northern Territory recorded the highest proportional increase in the male imprisonment rate, an increase of 41% (from 865 to 1,219 male prisoners per 100,000 adult male population), followed by South Australia, with an increase of 34% (from 218 to 291 male prisoners per 100,000 adult male population). Queensland recorded a proportional decrease in male imprisonment rates of 6% (from 318 to 300 prisoners per 100,000 adult males) while the Australian Capital Territory recorded a 2% decrease (from 188 to 185 prisoners per 100,000 adult males).
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