4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, September Quarter 2015 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
3 December 2015
Embargoed: 11:30 am (Canberra time)
137/2015

Increase in persons serving community-based corrections orders

There were 59,992 persons in community-based corrections in the September quarter 2015, an increase of seven per cent (3,923 persons) from the September quarter 2014, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

"The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in community-based corrections increased by four per cent (or 425 persons) from the September quarter 2014 to 11,780 persons. This represents 20 per cent of the overall community-based corrections population," said William Milne from the ABS.

The most common order types were sentenced probation and parole, accounting for 82% of persons in community-based corrections. There were 35,798 persons serving sentenced probation and 13,067 persons serving parole in the September quarter 2015," said Mr Milne.


Sep Qtr 15
Jun Qtr 15 to Sep Qtr 15

% change

Sep Qtr 14 to Sep Qtr 15

% change


Persons in full-time custody
36,122
0.5
6.2
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in full-time custody
9,841
-1.0
5.7
Persons in community-based corrections
59,992
3.3
7.0


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, September Quarter 2015 (cat. no. 4512.0) available for free download from the ABS website http://www.abs.gov.au.

Media notes:

  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • Media requests and interviews - contact the ABS Communications Section on 1300 175 070.