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Law and Justice
 



Law and Justice relates to general policing and formal corrective services within a community. It also represents the fair and just treatment of individuals and communities, legal and customary expectations, obligations and experiences of acceptable behaviour, safety and freedom, personal safety, community initiatives and legal representation.



RELATED PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES


Survey results

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (cat. no. 4714.0)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey 1994: Detailed Findings, 1994 (cat. no. 4190.0)

Corrective Services, Australia (cat. no. 4512.0)

Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0)

Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0)


Articles

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4704.0)

Reflecting a Nation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the Census after the 1967 Referendum; 2011 (cat. no. 2071.0)

Feature Article: Indigenous Disadvantage and Selected Measures of Wellbeing, Yearbook Chapter, 2009–10 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Crime and Justice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Contact with the Law, Australian Social Trends, 2005 (cat. no. 4102.0)

The 1967 Aborigines Referendum, Year Book Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Crime and Justice: Women in Prison, Australian Social Trends, 2004 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Indigenous prisoners, Year Book Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Law and Justice statistics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot 2006 (cat. no. 4722.0.55.003)

Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4703.0)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on Children and Youth (cat. no. 4725.0)


Microdata

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Expanded CURF, 2008 (cat. no. 4720.0.55.001)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002 Expanded

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, 1994 (Basic and Expanded)
Law and Justice Statistics



LAW AND JUSTICE, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, by Remoteness, Australia–2008

Major cities
Regional areas
Remote areas
Australia
%
%
%
%
Has used legal services in last 12 months
20.2
16.5
15.6
17.5
Has been arrested in last 5 years
14.0
13.2
19.4
15.0
Has been incarcerated in last 5 years
2.4
2.8
5.2
3.2
Victim of physical or threatened violence in last 12 months
24.5
23.4
21.3
23.2



Source: Table1a, Law and Justice; National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0)



VICTIMS OF ASSAULT, Indigenous status and selected states and territories, 2011. (a)
NSW
SA
NT
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (b)
4,863
1,887
4,546
Non-Indigenous (c)
62,044
14,002
1,762
Not Stated
4,261
356
393
Total
71,168
16,245
6,701


PROPORTION OF VICTIMS OF ASSAULT by Indigenous status and selected states and territories, 2011. (a)
NSW
SA
NT
%
%
%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (b)
6.8
11.6
67.8
Non-Indigenous (c)
87.2
86.2
26.3
Not Stated
6.0
2.2
5.9
Total
100
100
100

(a) Based on an ABS assessment of data quality, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data for recorded victims of crime for other states are not of sufficient quality for national reporting in 2011.
(b) Rates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population presented in this publication are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population data in Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021 (cat. no. 3238.0).
(c) Rates for the non-Indigenous population are calculated using the ERP for the state or territory minus the projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Source: Publication Data Cube Chapter 3, Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2011, (cat. no. 4510.0)



Source: Publication Data Cube Chapter 3, Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2011, (cat. no. 4510.0)



Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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