Although only about 5% of young Australians are Indigenous, almost 2 in 5 (39%) of those under juvenile justice supervision on an average day in 2010-11 were Indigenous. There were 2,820 Indigenous young people under supervision on an average day and 5,195 during the year. Indigenous young people first entered supervision at younger ages than non-Indigenous young people, on average, and spent longer under supervision during the year.
ISBN 978-1-74249-369-5; Cat. no. AUS 164; 32pp.; $20
Publication table of contents
- Body section
- Research on Indigenous young people and crime
- Rates of Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice system
- Contact with police
- Contact with the courts
- Juvenile justice supervision
- Indigenous young men and women in juvenile justice
- Recent trends
- End matter
- Appendix: Programs and services for Indigenous young peopleunder supervision
- Technical notes
- Related publications
AIHW 2012. Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice system. AIHW bulletin no. 109. Cat. no. AUS 164. Canberra: AIHW.