Australasian Youth Justice Administrators

AYJA-AIHW Report Released 25 May 2018 – Youth Justice in Australia 2016-17

The Youth Justice in Australia 2016-17 report has been released.  The report is accompanied by a Media Release.

The report can also be accessed under Publications Reports and Research and on the AIHW website

Report Summary

Of the 5,359 young people under youth justice supervision on an average day in 2016-17, most were male (82%) and supervised in the community (83%). Overall rates of supervision varied among the states and territories, from 13 per 10,000 in Victoria to 67 per 10,000 in the Northern Territory. Despite the overall fall in supervision over the 5 years from 2012–13 to 2016–17, for both detention and community-based supervision, Indigenous over-representation continued to rise.

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