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Custody in a correctional institution
During 2012–13, the median sentence length for custody in a correctional institution was 8 months. This varied by principal proven offence:
Between 2011–12 and 2012–13, the median sentence length for defendants given custody in a correctional institution decreased from 9 months to 8 months. Offences which contributed to this decrease were:
For the same period, the median sentence length increased for two principal proven offences: homicide (from 84 to 96 months) and miscellaneous offences (from 4 to 6 months). (Table 60)
Footnote(s): (a) Data for 2010-11 and 2011-12 exclude partially suspended sentences. Caution should be used when making comparisons across years. (b) Data have been revised. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 110-115.
Source(s): Criminal Courts, Australia
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