Prisoners in Australia by Indigenous status, sex and most serious offence

2016 (number)

Numbers calculated for prisoner population recorded on 30 June for each reference year

1/3 of male non-Indigenous prisoners were imprisoned for acts intended to cause injury (17%) and illicit drug offences (17%) in 2016. A third of male Indigenous prisoners were imprisoned for acts intended to cause injury alone

Last Updated June 2017

Source ABS Prisoners in Australia