Report—Youth detention population in Australia 2017

Report—Youth detention population in Australia 2017

5 December 2017

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare presents statistics on the youth detention population in Australia.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

It presents quarterly trends on young people in detention from June 2013 to June 2017, which shows that the numbers and rates of young people in detention has remained stable over that time.

The report shows that, on an average night during the June quarter 2017, of the 964 young people in detention:

  • 91% were male
  • 51% were Indigenous
  • 64% were unsentenced
  • 84% were aged 10-17 years
  • 16% were aged over 18 years.

Access the report via the AIHW website.

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