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Aim: To describe trends in Indigenous arrest rates in New South Wales for property and violent offences.
Method: Descriptive analysis of overall and age-specific trends for property and violent crime.
Results: Over the last 15 years in NSW the rate...
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.
This study examines the relationship between various statutory presumptions surrounding bail and the risk of bail refusal.
Method: A total 37,165 cases where defendants were either granted or refused bail by a Local Court were analysed to determine what impact the presumptions surrounding...
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...
In recent times there has been much discussion about the high level of violence amongst Australia’s Indigenous population. Research into the issue, however, has never proceeded beyond simple bi-variate analyses of risk factors drawn from the National Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). This paper...
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.