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National Prisoner Census

About this source

Provides information on the demographic and legal characteristics of prisoners held in custody in Australian prisons. This collection is conducted on an annual basis.

Main topics

Crude imprisonment rates
Age standardised imprisonment rates
Sentenced prisoners
Unsentenced prisoners
Sentence length
Time on remand
Periodic detainees
Prior imprisonment
Legal status
Most serious offence/ charge
Indigenous status
Demographic data

Statistical releases

Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0)

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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