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Differences between men and women extend beyond the fact that there were 17 male prisoners for every female prisoner as at 30 June 2003 (Source: Prisoners in Australia, cat. no. 4517.0). There were also differences in the types of offences for which men and women were imprisoned, reflecting the differences in the patterns of offending between men and women.
SENTENCED PRISONERS, By Sex and Selected Most Serious Offence,
Tasmania - 30 June 2003