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released: 20 Dec 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report presents information on the juvenile detention population in Australia, focusing on quarterly trends from June 2008 to June 2012. On an average night, there were about 1,000 young people in detention, about half of whom were unsentenced. Numbers and rates of young people in detention remained relatively stable over the 4 years; however, the level of Indigenous over-representation increased, particularly in unsentenced detention.

ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978-1-74249-392-3; Cat. no. JUV 11; 60pp.; $16

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Few young people are in detention in Australia
      • Numbers and rates of detention are stable
      • One in two young people in detention have not been sentenced
      • Trends vary among the states and territories
      • Indigenous over-representation has increased, particularly in unsentenced detention
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Young people in detention
      • Age
      • Legal status
      • Data on the detention population
    • 2 Recent trends in detention
      • 2.1 Key points
      • 2.2 Number in detention
      • 2.2 Key points
      • 2.3 Number in detention
      • 2.4 Rate of detention
      • 2.5 Legal status
    • 3 Recent trends in unsentenced detention
      • 3.1 Key points
      • 3.2 Number in unsentenced detention
      • 3.3 Rate of unsentenced detention
    • 4 Recent trends in sentenced detention
      • 4.1 Key points
      • 4.2 Number in sentenced detention
      • 4.3 Rate of sentenced detention
    • 5 State and territory trends
      • 5.1 Key points
      • 5.2 New South Wales
      • 5.3 Victoria
      • 5.4 Queensland
      • 5.5 Western Australia
      • 5.6 South Australia
      • 5.7 Tasmania
      • 5.8 Australian Capital Territory
      • 5.9 Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix A Summary table
    • Appendix B Data and methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of figures and table
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Juvenile detention population in Australia 2012. Juvenile justice series no. 11. Cat. no. JUV 11. Canberra: AIHW.