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Community-based corrections on the rise
The number of persons serving community-based corrections orders has increased for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.
Sentenced probation remained the most common order type, accounting for 60 per cent or 38,080 persons in community-based corrections.
"Prisoners in Australia reached 37,996 persons, increasing by seven per cent (2,529 persons) from the March quarter 2015. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody also increased, rising by seven per cent (720 persons) during the same time period," said Mr Milne.
The Corrective Services Australia quarterly publication contains national, and state and territory information on persons in adult custody and community-based corrections in Australia.
Further information can be found in Corrective Services, Australia, March Quarter 2016 (cat. no. 4512.0) available for free download from the ABS website: http://www.abs.gov.au.
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