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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders
The number of offenders decreased in:
Acts intended to cause injury was the most common principal offence across all jurisdictions2.
Around three-quarters of offenders were male2, this is consistent throughout the time series:
In 2018–19, over a third of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders were aged under 25 years across each state and territory for which data are available:
The mean age of offenders ranged from 29 years for Queensland and New South Wales up to 31 years for both South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Times proceeded against in the last 12 months
The mean number of times Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders were proceeded against were:
1 Data presented in this chapter does not cover the whole Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offender population, rather it presents information about a subset of offenders, excluding those who were proceeded against via a penalty notice (see explanatory notes).
2 For available jurisdictions (see explanatory notes).
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