Australasian Youth Justice Administrators

AYJA-AIHW Report Released 10 May 2019 – Youth Justice in Australia 2017-18

The Youth Justice in Australia 2017-18 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 5,513 young people under youth justice supervision on an average day in 2017–18, most were male (81%) and supervised in the community (83%). Overall rates of supervision varied among the states and territories, from 12 per 10,000 in Victoria to 59 per 10,000 in the Northern Territory. Supervision fell over the 5 years from 2013–14 to 2017–18 for community-based supervision, but rose for detention. Indigenous over-representation also continued to rise.

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