Australian Bureau of Statistics
4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, March Quarter 2015 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/06/2015
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Prisoner numbers pass 35,000 for the first time
National prisoner numbers have reached a record high level of 35,467 persons in the March quarter 2015, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Corrective Services Australia quarterly publication contains national, and state and territory information on persons in adult custody and community-based corrections in Australia.
"The overall number of prisoners in Australia has increased annually by 2,221 persons (seven per cent) between the March quarter 2014 and the March quarter 2015," said William Milne from the ABS.
Further information can be found in Corrective Services, Australia, March Quarter 2014 (cat. no 4512.0), available for free download from the ABS website - http://www.abs.gov.au
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This page last updated 11 June 2015