This report presents information on the youth detention population in Australia from June 2018 to June 2022. Among the 818 young people in detention on an average night in the June quarter 2022, most were male (90%), aged 14–17 (81%), unsentenced (78%), and Indigenous (56%). Over the 4-year period, the number of young people in detention fluctuated across quarters, though fell overall from 969 in the June quarter 2018.
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On an average night in the June quarter 2022, 818 young people were in detention
Most (81%) young people in detention were aged 14–17, the remainder were aged 10–13 (5%) or 18 and over (13%)
More than half (56%) of all young people in detention on an average night in the June quarter 2022 were Indigenous