4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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Male offenders accounted for the majority of the total offender population across all states and territories, ranging from 79% in New South Wales and Victoria to 72% in the Northern Territory. Male offender rates were more than three times higher than those for females across all states and territories except the Northern Territory, where the ratio was almost two and a half times higher for males.

The Northern Territory had both the highest male offender rate at 8,650 offenders per 100,000 males aged 10 years and over, and the highest female offender rate at 3,757 offenders per 100,000 females aged 10 years and over. (Table 8)

Graph Image for OFFENDER RATE(a), Sex by states and territories, 2013-14

Footnote(s): (a) Rate per 100,000 population (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 17–21). (b) South Australian data may be overstated (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 58-59). (c) Australian Capital Territory data may be overstated (see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 68–69).

Source(s): Recorded Crime - Offenders