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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

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Index of supplementary data tables

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Index of supplementary tables(a)
Characteristic Population
All young people under supervision
Community-based supervision
Age, sex, Indigenous status S1a–S7b S36a–S42b S72a–S78b
Trends S8a–S18 S43a–S55 S79a–S91
First supervision S19–S20b S56–S57 S92–S95
Remoteness S21a–S22d S58a–S59d S96a–S97d
Socioeconomic status of usual residence S23a–S24d S60a–S61d S98a–S99d
Number of orders/supervision periods S25–S28 S62a–S63
Time under supervision/supervision history S29–S35c S64a–S71 S100–S102
Receptions/releases S103a–S106b
Legal status S107a–S109
Detention type S110a–S123
Index of jurisdiction specific supplementary tables
State/territory Age group
Supervision type
Age group
All ages
Age group
New South Wales Community-based S124b S125b
Detention S124c S125c
All S124a S125a
Victoria Community-based S126b S127b
Detention S126c S127c
All S126a S127a
Queensland Community-based S128b S129b
Detention S128c S129c
All S128a S129a
South Australia Community-based S130b S131b
Detention S130c S131c
All S130a S131a
Tasmania Community-based S132b S133b
Detention S132c S133c
All S132a S133a
Australian Capital Territory Community-based S134b S135b
Detention S134c S135c
All S134a S135a

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Youth justice in Australia 2012-13. AIHW bulletin no. 120. Cat. no. AUS 179. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129546738>.

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