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released: 21 Nov 2012 author: AIHW media release

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

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Publication table of contents

  • Body section
    • Summary
    • Contents
    • Introduction
    • 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
    • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Programs and services for Indigenous young peopleunder supervision
    • Technical notes
    • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice system. AIHW bulletin no. 109. Cat. no. AUS 164. Canberra: AIHW.

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