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Nationally, the imprisonment rate for Indigenous prisoners was 1,888 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population at 30 June 2003. The Indigenous imprisonment rates vary between jurisdictions, with Western Australia recording the highest imprisonment rate of 2,744 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population. This was substantially greater than the rates recorded in New South Wales and Queensland, of 2,181 and 1,697.6 per 100,000 adult Indigenous prisoners respectively. Tasmania recorded the lowest imprisonment rate of all States and Territories with 527 Indigenous prisoners per 100,000 adult indigenous population.
INDIGENOUS IMPRISONMENT(a)(b) - At 30 June 2003