4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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SENTENCED PRISONERS

At 30 June 2018:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sentenced prisoners had shorter periods of incarceration than non-Indigenous sentenced prisoners:

  • The median aggregate sentence length for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners was 2.0 years, compared to 3.5 years for non-Indigenous prisoners. (Table 11)
  • The median expected time to serve for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners was 1.3 years, compared to 2.2 years for non-Indigenous prisoners. (Table 12)
  • The median aggregate sentence length for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sentenced prisoners was longest in South Australia (3.6 years) and shortest in Northern Territory (1.2 years). (Table 26)