Daily average of young people in detention in Australia FY 2019 by indigenous status

On an average day in the 2019 financial year, 179 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth aged 10 to 17 years were held in youth detention in Queensland, Australia. This was more than double the number of non-Indigenous youths in detention in the state. Indigenous youths outnumbered non-Indigenous youths in around half of the states and territories and in general Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are overrepresented within the Australian justice system.

Number of young people aged 10 to 17 in detention on an average day in Australia in financial year 2019, by state and indigenous status

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Australia

Survey time period

financial year 2019

Age group

10-17 years

Supplementary notes

Australia's financial year runs from July 1 to June 30; for example, financial year 2017 starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

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