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released: 18 Oct 2012 author: AIHW media release

In 2010-11, there were 1,190 young women under juvenile justice supervision in Australia on an average day and 2,620 during the year. Most (93%) young women were supervised in the community, with the remainder in detention. Young women spent around 2 weeks less than young men under supervision, on average, during 2010-11 (171 days compared with 186), which was mainly due to less time spent in detention (31 days compared with 68). Young women were much less likely than their male counterparts to be involved in all elements of the juvenile justice system.

ISBN 978-1-74249-361-9; Cat. no. AUS 162; 32pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Research on young women and crime
  • Rates of young women in the juvenile justice system
  • Young women in contact with police
  • Young women in contact with the courts
  • Young women under supervision
  • Indigenous young women in juvenile justice
  • Recent trends
  • Appendix: Programs and services for young women under supervision
  • Technical notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Related publications
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Girls and young women in the juvenile justice system. AIHW bulletin no. 107. Cat. no. AUS 162. Canberra: AIHW.

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