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Crime statistician Dr Don Weatherburn speaks with Fran Kelly about his new book Arresting Incarceration, which examines the growing trend in Aboriginal incarceration rates.
Between 1992 and 2012, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment per head of population soared by more than 50 per cent.
Modest reductions in the rate at which offenders are re-imprisoned would result in substantial savings in prisoner numbers and correctional outlays, according to this report.
At present 58 per cent of all persons given a prison sentence are re-imprisoned at some later point in...
Examines the rise in the NSW Indigenous prison population.
Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in bail, sentencing and court appearances.
Results: The rise in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW is due to a combination of higher rates of arrest resulting in conviction,...
This study helps to explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.