4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2018   
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UNSENTENCED PRISONERS

At 30 June 2018:

  • One-third (33%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were unsentenced (3,885 prisoners).
  • The most common charge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unsentenced prisoners was Acts intended to cause injury (44% or 1,704 prisoners), followed by Unlawful entry with intent (12% or 448 prisoners). For non-Indigenous unsentenced prisoners the most common charge was also Acts intended to cause injury (27% or 2,670 prisoners), followed by Illicit drug offences (22% or 2,232 prisoners). (Table 9)
  • The median time spent on remand by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unsentenced prisoners was 2.7 months, compared to 3.4 months for non-Indigenous unsentenced prisoners. (Table 13)