At 30 June 2003 there were 53 Indigenous prisoners in Tasmania (11.7% of the Tasmanian prison population) with a state rate of imprisonment of 527 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population. In Tasmania, the Indigenous rate of imprisonment was 4.8 times that of the non-Indigenous population (Source: Prisoners in Australia, cat. no. 4517.0).
There were 51 male Indigenous prisoners in Tasmania at 30 June 2003, accounting for 96.2% of the total Indigenous prison population. The imprisonment rate for males was 1,054 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population. There were 2 female Indigenous prisoners (3.8% of the total Indigenous prison population) with an imprisonment rate of 38 per adult 100,000 adult Indigenous population.
INDIGENOUS IMPRISONMENT, Tasmania - At 30 June 2003
|(a) Rate of Indigenous prisoners per 100,000 adult Indigenous population.|
Source: ABS data available on request, Data Cube from Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0).