4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, June Quarter 2017 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/09/2017   
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ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2017 30 November 2017


This publication presents information on persons in custody and persons serving community-based corrections orders under the authority of corrective services agencies. 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 number and rate of persons serving community-based corrections orders; and data on the Indigenous 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.


A 10-year time series of data from June quarter 2007 to June quarter 2017 is presented as a separate datacube in this publication. Data includes the number of persons serving custodial and community-based corrections orders by state and territory, as well as breakdowns by sex and Indigenous status.

This publication also presents additional information on persons serving community-based corrections as of 30 June 2017. Details are provided for each state and territory on the number and age standardised rates of persons serving community-based corrections orders by Indigenous status. Further details on age are provided nationally by sex and Indigenous status.


The figures in this publication may be subject to rounding.


Details of other ABS publications relating to Crime and Justice statistics can be found in the Related Information tab.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. The Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.