4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, Mar 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2011
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information on persons in custody and community-based corrections. The statistics are derived from information provided to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from administrative records held by corrective services agencies in each state and territory, and from the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department for details on federal prisoners. Details are provided for each state and territory on: prisoner numbers and imprisonment rates by type of custody; prisoner numbers by legal status for all prisoners and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners; the number of sentenced receptions into custody; the number of federal prisoners; the numbers and rates of persons serving community-based corrections orders; and data on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of persons in community-based corrections.
The ABS acknowledges the valuable contribution of the Board of Management and the Advisory Group of the National Corrective Services Statistics Unit as well as the staff of the various agencies that provide the statistics that are presented in this publication.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Data on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of persons in community-based corrections are now included in the main body of the publication. Previously, these tables have been included in an Appendix to the publication. Further details about the movement of these tables can be found in the Explanatory Notes 27-28.
More information about ABS activities in the field of crime and justice statistics is available from the Crime and Justice theme page on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. Details of other ABS publications relating to Crime and Justice statistics can be found in paragraphs 41-43 of the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Lydia Rutter on Melbourne (03) 9615 7646.
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