4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/12/2013   
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CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION


The total prisoner population increased by 5% (from 29,381 on 30 June 2012 to 30,775 on 30 June 2013).

Between the 2012 and 2013 Prisoner Census dates:
  • the number of male prisoners increased by 5% (1,244) and the number of female prisoners increased by 7% (150)
  • the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners increased by 6% (449)
  • the number of sentenced prisoners increased by 4% (825) and the number of unsentenced prisoners increased by 7% (503). (Table 2)

Graph Image for CHANGE IN SELECTED PRISONER CHARACTERISTICS, between 30 June 2012 and 30 June 2013

Footnote(s): (a) Refers to prior adult imprisonment under sentence.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia