4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2010   
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The sentencing option of periodic detention, where detainees are in custody for two consecutive days per week and remain at liberty for the rest of the week, is available only in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. There were 749 periodic detainees at 30 June 2010, a decrease of 11% (92 periodic detainees) from 30 June 2009. More than a quarter (27% or 202) of periodic detainees were sentenced for traffic and vehicle regulatory offences, followed by acts intended to cause injury (25% or 190). (Table 2.8)

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