4513.0 - Criminal Courts, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2014   
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Crime and justice sectors

The criminal courts are just one sector within Australia's crime and justice system, the others being the police sector and the corrective services sector. A proceeding in the criminal courts often begins as a result of police activity and can end, for persons proven guilty, with a sentence served in a correctional facility.

Statistics on elements of the police sector are provided in the ABS publications Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0) and Recorded Crime – Offenders, Australia (cat. no. 4519.0).

Statistics on the corrective services sector, i.e. the administration of adult persons proven guilty and sentenced to a corrective services facility, are provided in the ABS publications Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0) and Corrective Services, Australia (cat. no. 4512.0).