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released: 9 Feb 2012 author: AIHW media release

On an average day, around 1,000 young people are detained throughout Australia. This report provides information on the demographics and legal status of those in detention and explores recent trends.

ISBN 978-1-74249-277-3; Cat. no. JUV 9; 127pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Around 1,000 young people are in detention throughout Australia
      • Rates of detention are stable
      • Indigenous young people are over-represented in all states and territories
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Definition of a young person
      • Types of detention
    • Data and methods
      • Detention data
      • Methods
    • Recent trends in detention
      • Key points
      • Number in detention
      • Rate of detention
      • Legal status
    • Recent trends in unsentenced detention
      • Key points
      • Number in unsentenced detention
      • Rate of unsentenced detention
    • Recent trends in sentenced detention
      • Key points
      • Number in sentenced detention
      • Rate of sentenced detention
    • State and territory trends
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix Tables
      • Detention
      • Unsentenced detention
      • Sentenced detention
    • Population data
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Juvenile detention population in Australia 2011. Juvenile justice series no. 9. Cat. no. JUV 9. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421153>.