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Juveniles in detention in Australia, 1981–2007

Monitoring report no. 5

Natalie Taylor
ISBN 978 1 921532 32 0 ISSN 1836-2095
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 2009


The Juveniles in Detention Monitoring Program was established at the Australian Institute of Criminology to provide an overview of juveniles in detention in Australia and contribute to knowledge about the rates and numbers of Indigenous young people placed into detention. The findings are presented annually and collection of data dates back to 1981. This report provides a statistical overview for the financial year 2006–07, as well as reporting changes over time. For the first time, this report will provide information on young people sentenced to detention in the children’s courts.