Australasian Youth Justice Administrators

AYJA-AIHW Report Released 28 May 2021 – Youth Justice Australia 2019-20

The Youth Justice  in Australia 2019-20 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 5,323 young people under youth justice supervision on an average day in 2019–20, most were male (80%) and supervised in the community (84%). Overall rates of supervision varied among the states and territories, from 9.0 per 10,000 in Victoria to 50 per 10,000 in the Northern Territory. Rates of supervision fell over the 5 years from 2015–16 to 2019–20 for community-based supervision and detention.

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