1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003
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At 30 June 2001 there were 4,445 Indigenous prisoners in Australia (20% of the Australian prisoner population) with a national rate of imprisonment for Indigenous persons of 1,829 per 100,000 adult Indigenous population (table 11.33). Western Australia recorded the highest imprisonment rate (3,036 Indigenous persons per 100,000 adult Indigenous population) followed by New South Wales (1,971). Nationally, the Indigenous rate of imprisonment was approximately 15 times that of the non-Indigenous population.