4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2017 Quality Declaration 
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Prior adult imprisonment

At 30 June 2017:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were more likely than non-Indigenous prisoners to have experienced prior imprisonment (76% compared to 49%). (Table 9)

Graph Image for PROPORTION OF PRIOR IMPRISONMENT(a), Indigenous status by offence or charge(b), 30 June 2017

Footnote(s): (a) Prior adult imprisonment under sentence. (b) For a definition of most serious offence/charge, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 84–86.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia