Australasian Youth Justice Administrators

AYJA-AIHW Report Released 28 February 2020 – Youth Detention Population in Australia 2019

The Youth Detention Population in Australia 2019 report has been released.  The report is not accompanied by a Media Release.

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

Report Summary

This bulletin presents information on the youth detention population in Australia from June 2015 to June 2019. Among the 949 young people in detention on an average night in the June quarter 2019, most were male (90%), aged 10–17 (83%), unsentenced (63%), and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (53%). Over the 4-year period, the number of young people in detention fluctuated across quarters with no clear trend.

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