4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009
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Almost 76% of prisoners with the offence/charge of unlawful entry with intent and 62% of prisoners with the offence/charge of acts intended to cause injury or robbery and extortion had a prior imprisonment recorded. Conversely, two-thirds of prisoners with a sexual assault or an illicit drug offence/charge had no prior imprisonment recorded (66% each).
Of those prisoners sentenced between 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009, 59% had a prior imprisonment.