At 30 June 2017:
- Nearly one-third (32%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were unsentenced (3,581 prisoners). These prisoners accounted for 28% of all unsentenced prisoners nationally.
- The most common charge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unsentenced prisoners was Acts intended to cause injury (47% or 1,677 prisoners), followed by Unlawful entry with intent (11% or 407 prisoners). For non-Indigenous unsentenced prisoners the most common charge was also Acts intended to cause injury (28% or 2,587 prisoners), followed by Illicit drug offences (22% or 2,073 prisoners). (Table 9)
- The median time spent on remand by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unsentenced prisoners was 2.7 months, compared to 3.5 months for non-Indigenous unsentenced prisoners. (Table 13)