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released: 17 Apr 2014 author: AIHW media release

Around 6,300 young people were under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2012–13, due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. Of these, over 4 in 5 (5,300 young people) were supervised in the community and the remaining 1,000 were in detention. Young people spent, on average, 26 weeks under supervision during the year.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-548-4; Cat. no. AUS 179; 24pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Youth justice supervision
  • Age and sex
  • Types of supervision
  • Indigenous young people
  • Recent trends
  • Technical notes
  • References

Notes and corrections

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  1. (26 May 2014) Labels updated in supplementary table S88b.
  2. (19 Jun 2014) Labels updated in supplementary tables S38b, S88b, S107b.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Youth justice in Australia 2012-13. AIHW bulletin no. 120. Cat. no. AUS 179. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129546738>.

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