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Youth justice in Australia 2019-20 10.3 MB

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2019–20 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores the key aspects of supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends. This report includes some data from the COVID-19 period, specifically between March and June 2020.

Key findings:

  • About 1 in 607 young people aged 10–17 were under supervision on an average day.
  • Most young people were supervised in the community.
  • The majority of young people in detention were unsentenced.
  • Rates of supervision have fallen slightly over the past 5 years.
  • Young people in remote areas were more likely to be under supervision.
  • Young people from lower socioeconomic areas were more likely to be under supervision.
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