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released: 27 Apr 2016 author: AIHW media release

There were about 5,600 young people (aged 10 and older) under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2014–15, due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. This number has decreased by 23% over the 5 years to 2014–15. Around 4 in 5 (82%) young people under supervision on an average day were male. Most (85%) young people were supervised in the community and the remainder were in detention. Although rates of supervision decreased over the 5-year period for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people, the level of Indigenous over-representation increased.

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Number and rate under supervision
  • Young people under supervision
  • Types of supervision
  • Time under supervision
  • Recent trends
  • Technical notes
  • More information
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References

Notes and corrections

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  1. (31Aug2016) XLS-Corrections made to supplementary data table - tables S48a and S50a. 
    Previous version: Characteristics of young people under community-based supervision: S36 to S73 (525KB XLS)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Youth justice in Australia 2014–15. AIHW bulletin no. 133. Cat. no. AUS 198. Canberra: AIHW.

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