Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statitics and Research
Published July 2021
Report Type Statistical Report AOR-Mar2021
Subject Aboriginal / Indigenous Australians
Keywords Aboriginal people, prison, prison population, remand, Young people



The aim of this report is to monitor progress towards reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in custody in NSW. The report shows:

• Performance against two key indicators of Aboriginal over-representation in the justice system:
o The number of Aboriginal people in custody
o The number of court appearances involving Aboriginal people
• Results for 14 secondary measures which contribute to changes in custody and court volumes. These secondary measures include police actions, bail decisions, bail breaches, court outcomes and reoffending

Separate reports are available for Aboriginal young people and Aboriginal adults.