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released: 10 Aug 2012 author: AIHW media release

On an average day in 2010-11, 2.6 young people aged 10-17 were under juvenile justice supervision for every 1,000 in Australia. Most young people (86%) were supervised in the community, with the remainder in detention. Indigenous young people aged 10-17 were 15 times as likely as non-Indigenous young people to be under supervision on an average day: 14 times as likely to be under community-based supervision and 24 times as likely to be in detention.

ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978-1-74249-328-2; Cat. no. JUV 10; 240pp.; $25

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Notes
    • Summary
      • Rates of juvenile justice involvement remain low
      • Supervision rates vary among the states and territories
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are still  over-represented
      • Half of those in detention have not been sentenced
  • Body section
    • 1 Overview
      • 1.1 Young people under supervision
      • 1.2 States and territories
      • 1.3 Detention
      • 1.4 Community-based supervision
      • 1.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
      • 1.6 Remoteness and socioeconomic status
      • 1.7 Trends
      • 1.8 Report structure
    • 2 The juvenile justice system in Australia
      • 2.1 Background to the juvenile justice system
      • 2.2 Young people in the juvenile justice system
      • 2.3 Pathways through the juvenile justice system
      • 2.4 State and territory comparisons
      • 2.5 Comparison with adults
      • 2.6 International comparisons
    • 3 Data and methods
      • 3.1 Data on young people under supervision
      • 3.2 Data on types of supervision
      • 3.3 Data quality and coverage
      • 3.4 Appendix tables
    • 4 Characteristics of young people under supervision
      • 4.1 Summary
      • 4.2 Age, sex and Indigenous status
      • 4.3 First supervision
      • 4.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 4.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
    • 5 Characteristics of supervision and orders
      • 5.1 Summary
      • 5.2 Number of orders and supervision periods
      • 5.3 Time under supervision
      • 5.4 Types of supervision
      • 5.5 Supervision history
    • 6 Community-based supervision
      • 6.1 Summary
      • 6.2 Number and rate of young people under community-based supervision
      • 6.3 First supervision
      • 6.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 6.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 6.6 Time under community-based supervision
      • 6.7 Legal status
      • 6.8 Types of supervision
    • 7 Detention
      • 7.1 Summary
      • 7.2 Number and rate of young people in detention
      • 7.3 First supervision and first detention
      • 7.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 7.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 7.6 Time in detention
      • 7.7 Reception and release
      • 7.8 Legal status
      • 7.9 Unsentenced detention
      • 7.10 Sentenced detention
    • 8 State and territory summaries
      • 8.1 New South Wales
      • 8.2 Victoria
      • 8.3 Queensland
      • 8.4 Western Australia
      • 8.5 South Australia
      • 8.6 Tasmania
      • 8.7 Australian Capital Territory
      • 8.8 Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1 State and territory juvenile justice systems, programs and services
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
    • Appendix 2 Detailed data and methods
      • Versions of the JJ NMDS
      • Data and methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (21 Aug 2012) On page 124 (Figure 7.34) the text refers to 2006–07 to 2010–11, this has been amended to years 2007-08 to 2010-11.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Juvenile justice in Australia: 2010-11. Juvenile justice series no. 10. Cat. no. JUV 10. Canberra: AIHW.