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ISSN 0813-2364

The following documents are available only in PDF format.

  • Australian Prisoners 1993 (pdf 2.3MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1993
    Compiled on behalf of the Correctional Administrators
    This report, containing the results of the twelfth annual National Prison Census, is the last to be compiled and published by the Australian Institute of Criminology. As at 1 July 1995, the work of compiling the Census data was handed over to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the handing over process, the Institute delivered to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the diskettes containing the data for the thirteenth Census, 30 June 1994, received from four jurisdictions. The Bureau will also publish the monthly Australian Prison Trends from 1 July 1994.
    ISBN0 642 24 002 7

    Satyanshu Mukherjee and Dianne Dagger
  • Australian Prisoners 1992 (pdf 2.6MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1992
    Compiled on behalf of the Correctional Administrators
    This is the report of the eleventh annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1992 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the previous Census reports as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1992 differed from that used since 1987 only in the inclusion of questions on persons returned to prison after recapture following escape/breach of parole and the dropping of the question relating to alcohol/drug involvement in offences for which people are in prison. An attempt was made to separately identify Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders; however, few jurisdictions were able to provide data.
    ISBN 0 642 19598 6

    John Walker assisted by Sue Salloom
  • Australian Prisoners 1991 (pdf 2.3MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1991
    Compiled on behalf of the Correctional Administrators
    This is the report of the tenth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1991 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the previous Census reports as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1991 is identical to that used since 1987. Owing to some technological improvements at the Institute, I have this year been able to include means and medians in some tables. I have also included a table of ratios of prisoners by country of birth, which has always been a topic of debate.
    ISBN 0 642 18213 2

    John Walker assisted by Jennifer Hallinan and Dianne Dagger
  • Australian Prisoners 1990 (pdf 1.7MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1990
    This is the report of the ninth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1990 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions. The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the previous Census reports as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1989 is identical to that used since 1987.
    ISBN 0 642 16258 1

    John Walker assisted by Jennifer Hallinan
  • Australian Prisoners 1989 (pdf 1.7MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1989
    This is the report of the eighth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1989 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions. The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the previous Census reports as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1989 is identical to that used since 1987.
    ISBN 0 642 15485 6

    John Walker assisted by Dianne Dagger
  • Australian Prisoners 1988 (pdf 32MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1988
    This is the report of the seventh annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1988 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    ISBN - 0 642 14654-3

    John Walker assisted by Francois Debaecker
  • Australian Prisoners 1987 (pdf 1.8MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1987
    This is the report of the fifth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1986 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held In adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    The tables contained In this report are largely compatible with those in the reports of the Censuses of 1982 to 1985 as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1986 differed from that used for 1985 only In the Inclusion of a question on the Important topic of alcohol/drug Involvement in offences for which people are in prison, and the dropping of the question on outstanding charges which had proven to be somewhat unsatisfactory.
    ISBN 0 642 14457 5

    Francois Debaecker assisted by Joyleen Chapman
  • Australian Prisoners 1986 (pdf 1.8MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1986
    This is the report of the fifth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1986 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held In adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    The tables contained In this report are largely compatible with those in the reports of the Censuses of 1982 to 1985 as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1986 differed from that used for 1985 only In the Inclusion of a question on the Important topic of alcohol/drug Involvement in offences for which people are in prison, and the dropping of the question on outstanding charges which had proven to be somewhat unsatisfactory.

    John Walker and David Biles assisted by Dianne Dagger
  • Australian Prisoners 1985 (pdf 1.9MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1985
    This is the report of the fourth annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1985 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in adult correctional institutions in all Australian jurisdictions.
    The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the reports of the 1982 , 1983 and 1984 prison censuses, as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. The data collection form used in 1985 was in fact the same as that used for 1984.

    John Walker and David Biles
  • Australian Prisoners 1984 (pdf 1.8MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1984
    This is the report of the third annual National Prison Census. It was conducted on the night of 30 June 1984 and included all persons, convicted and unconvicted, held in all adult correctional institutions in all Australian Jurisdictions.The tables contained in this report are largely compatible with those in the reports of the 1982 and 1983 prison censuses, as, wherever possible, the same definitions, counting rules and tabulations have been used. However, some changes were made in the 1984 census in response to the changing concerns of correctional administrators.

    John Walker and David Biles
  • Australian Prisoners 1983 (pdf 1.8MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1983
    This is the report of the second annual National Prison Census which was held on the night of 30 June 1983. Tables contained herein are largely compatible with those of the report of the 1982 census since, wherever possible, the same definitions and tabulation methods have been used. Where last year only a static statistical picture was able to be presented, this year the report can present comparisons over time, albeit only a two year period. It is however an important step, particularly at a time when most prison systems are at the limits of their capacity and imprisonment trends are the subject of numerous inquiries and consultant reports.

    John Walker and David Biles
  • Australian Prisoners 1982 (pdf 1MB)
    Results of the National Prison Census - 30 June 1982
    The proposal for a national prison census first emerged at a correctional administrators meeting in Melbourne in September 1980 as an offshoot from a review of correctional statistics. Preliminary technical discussions were held in December 1980 and a formal proposal went to the Ministers Conference held in New Zealand in April/May 1981. There was agreement among administrators and Ministers that the results of such a census would be extremely valuable for management and planning purposes, for example in projecting future needs for facilities of various types, or for comparing the effects of differing parole policies. The results might also throw some light on sentencing practices in different jurisdictions, and would be invaluable to practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of areas including the judiciary, criminologists, and behavioural scientists.
    ISBN 0 642 87988 5

    John Walker and David Biles