Aboriginal over-representation in the NSW Criminal Justice System
The over-representation of Aboriginal Australians in custody is a matter of long-standing and justified public concern. Latest figures indicate that the Aboriginal imprisonment rate in NSW is nearly 10 times the non-Aboriginal imprisonment rate (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020). Given that Aboriginal offenders are substantially overrepresented in prison, one would expect that they are also substantially over-represented at other stages of the Criminal Justice System.
The aim of this report is to monitor progress towards reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in custody in NSW.
March 2022 Update