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2.11 Contact with the criminal justice system

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Data tables: 2.11 Contact with the criminal justice system
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Measure 2.11: list of tables


  • Table D2.11.1: Numbers and rates (per 10,000) of young people aged 10–17 under youth justice supervision on an average day, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2009–10 to 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.2: Number of young people in sentenced and unsentenced detention on an average day, by age, Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.3: Rates of young people aged 10–17 on remand on an average day, by age, Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.4: Number of young people aged 10–17 who completed a period of unsentenced detention during the year, by number of periods completed, Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.5: Young people aged 10–17 who completed a period of unsentenced detention during the year, by number of periods completed, age group and Indigenous status, Australia, 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.6: Numbers and rates of young people released from sentenced supervision in 2018–19 and aged 10–16 at time of release who returned to sentenced supervision within 6 or 12 months, by sex and Indigenous status

  • Table D2.11.7: People in prison custody, by Indigenous status, sex and age group, 30 June 2019

  • Table D2.11.8: People in prison custody, by Indigenous status, sex and state/territory, 30 June 2019

  • Table D2.11.9: People in prison custody, by Indigenous status, legal status and most serious offence/charge, 30 June 2019

  • Table D2.11.10: Number of Indigenous sentenced prisoners, by sentence length and most serious offence, 30 June 2019

  • Table D2.11.11: Age-standardised imprisonment rates, by Indigenous status, 2006–2019

  • Table D2.11.12: Age-standardised imprisonment rates, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2006–2019

  • Table D2.11.13: Contact with the police, by selected population characteristics, Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, 2008 and 2014–15

  • Table D2.11.14: Deaths in custody (police and prison), by Indigenous status and selected characteristics, 2015–16

  • Table D2.11.15: Deaths in custody (police and prison), by Indigenous status and selected characteristics, 2016–17

  • Table D2.11.16: Crude rates of prison custody deaths, 1999–00 to 2016–17

  • Table D2.11.17: Age-standardised imprisonment rates, by Indigenous status and sex, 2006–2019

  • Table D2.11.18: Contact with police, by remoteness, Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, 2014–15

  • Table D2.11.19: Contact with police, by state and territory, Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, 2014–15

  • Table D2.11.20: Prisoners, most serious offence/charge, by Indigenous status, 2010 to 2019

  • Table D2.11.21: Prisoners, most serious offence/charge, by Indigenous status, as at 30 June 2019

  • Table D2.11.22: Numbers and rates of young people released from sentenced supervision in 2018–19, and aged 10–16 at time of release, who returned to sentenced supervision within 12 months, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction of index sentence

  • Table D2.11.23: Prison entrants, highest level of completed schooling by Indigenous status, 2018

  • Table D2.11.24: Prison entrants, employment and housing status in last 30 days, 2018

  • Table D2.11.25: Prison dischargees, employment on release, 2018

  • Table D2.11.26: Prison entrants, parental imprisonment by Indigenous status, 2018

  • Table D2.11.27: Prison entrants self-harm behaviour, by Indigenous status, 2018

  • Table D2.11.28: Proportion of prison entrants testing positive to a bloodborne virus, 2016

  • Table D2.11.29: Numbers and rates (per 10,000) of young people aged 10–17 in sentenced and unsentenced detention on an average day, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2009–10 to 2019–20

  • Table D2.11.30: Numbers and rates (per 10,000) of young people aged 10–17 under community supervision on an average day, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2009–10 to 2019–20

Data sources

This measure was last updated on 27 May 2022. See table below for details of updates by data source.

Updates to measure content by data source

Topic

Data source

Latest time period reported

Measure content last updated

Youth justice

Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set

2019–20

27 May 2022

Adult imprisonment 

National Prisoner Census

June 2019

8 Dec 2020

Experiences of incarceration, self-reported

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)

2014–15

8 Dec 2020

Deaths in custody 

National Deaths in Custody Program

2017–18

8 Dec 2020

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