4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2017 Quality Declaration 
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Imprisonment rates

At 30 June 2017, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait imprisonment rate (prisoners per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population):
  • increased from 2,346 at 30 June 2016 to 2,434 (or 4%). The non-Indigenous imprisonment rate increased from 154 to 160 prisoners per 100,000 non-Indigenous population (or 4%).
  • increased in every jurisdiction except the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • was highest in Western Australia (4,063), followed by the Northern Territory (2,756) and South Australia (2,726). (Table 20)

Graph Image for ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATE(a), States and territories, 2007 to 2017

Footnote(s): (a) Rate per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult population. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 53–59, 60–62 and 63–71.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia



Graph Image for NON-INDIGENOUS AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATE(a), States and territories, 2007 to 2017

Footnote(s): (a) Rate per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult population. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 53–59, 60–62 and 63–71.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia



Graph Image for RATIO OF AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATES(a), States and territories, 2007 to 2017

Footnote(s): (a) Ratio of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to non-Indigenous imprisonment rates. This is calculated by dividing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rate by the non-Indigenous rate.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia