Aboriginal over-representation in the NSW Criminal Justice System quarterly update December 2022
|NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
|Statistical Report AOR-Dec2022
Aboriginal / Indigenous Australians
|Aboriginal people, prison, prison population, remand, Young people
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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.