4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2014   
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At 30 June 2014:

    • The most common serious charge for unsentenced prisoners in all states and territories was acts intended to cause injury, which varied from 26% (721 unsentenced prisoners) of all unsentenced prisoners in New South Wales to 59% (249 unsentenced prisoners) of all unsentenced prisoners in the Northern Territory. (Table 29)

    • Time on remand, as reported in the Prisoner Census, is time spent on remand as at 30 June 2014, and not the total time on remand. Time on remand is influenced by a number of factors, particularly the time it takes for a case to come before a court. The median time spent on remand by unsentenced prisoners in custody as at 30 June 2014 was longest in New South Wales (4.0 months) followed by Queensland (3.7 months), and shortest in Tasmania (1.6 months). (Table 30)
Graph Image for UNSENTENCED PRISONERS, median time on remand(a) by state or territory, 30 June 2014

Footnote(s): (a) For information on time spent on remand see Explanatory Notes paragraph 45.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia