4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2015  
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Prior adult imprisonment

At 30 June 2015:

  • Over three-quarters (77%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners had experienced adult imprisonment prior to the current term, compared to half (50%) of non-Indigenous prisoners. (Table 8)

Graph Image for PROPORTION OF PRIOR ADULT IMPRISONMENT, Indigenous status by selected most serious offence or charge(a), 30 June 2015

Footnote(s): (a) For a definition of most serious offence/charge, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 85–87. (b) Offences against justice procedures, government security and operations

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia