The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.
This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.
Separate figures are presented for juveniles and adults.
The counting unit is a custodial episode. An individual will be counted multiple times in a period if they have multiple custodial episodes in that period.