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released: 30 Apr 2013 author: AIHW media release

Almost 7,000 young people were under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2011–12, due to their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. About 6,000 young people were supervised in the community and the remaining 1,000 were in detention. Young people spent a total of 6 months, on average, under supervision during the year.

ISBN 978-1-74249-418-0; Cat. no. AUS 170; 23pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Youth justice supervision
  • Age and sex
  • Indigenous young people
  • States and territories
  • Types of supervision
    • Community-based supervision
    • Detention
  • Recent trends
  • Technical notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References
  • More information and related publications
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Youth justice in Australia 2011-12: an overview. AIHW bulletin 115. Cat. no. AUS 170. Canberra: AIHW.

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