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, 778 (5%) defendants in the Higher Courts had one or more federal offences, an increase of 21% from 2008-09. The proportion of defendants with one or more federal defendants varied across states and territories, ranging from 11% in the Australian Capital Territory to 2% in South Australia (Table 2.3).

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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