4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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FEDERAL DEFENDANTS

Limited data about federal defendants are presented in this publication. Defendants who appear in Australian criminal courts may be charged with either a Commonwealth or State legislative offence or both.

For more detailed information on federal defendants refer to Federal Defendants, Selected States and Territories (cat. no. 4515.0).

In 2009-10, 12,811 (2%) defendants in the Magistrates' Courts had one or more federal offences. The proportion of defendants with one or more federal defendants varied across states and territories, ranging from 1% in Western Australia and Tasmania to 15% in the Australian Capital Territory. This is due to there being more Commonwealth property in the Australian Capital Territory (Table 3.3).

DEFENDANTS FINALISED, Proportion of federal defendants by states and territories
Graph: DEFENDANTS FINALISED, Proportion of federal defendants by states and territories






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