June 25, 2009

Shocking Statistics

A quarter of prisoners are indigenous
One in four prisoners in Australia is indigenous and their over-representation in the jail system is only getting worse, a new report states.

Aborigines are 13 times more likely to be locked up than other Australians, while the proportion of indigenous women being incarcerated has tripled in the past 20-odd years.

Half of the 10- to 17-year-olds in corrective institutions are indigenous.

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