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Indigenous deaths in custody statistics

Rate of death in prison custody, by Indigenous status and year, 1982-2008 (rate per 1,000 relevant prisoners at 30 June each year)

Rate of death in prison custody, by Indigenous status and year, 1982-2008 (rate per 1,000 relevant prisoners at 30 June each year)

Source: Lyneham, M., Joudo-Larsen, J. & Beacroft, L. (2010), Deaths in Custody in Australia: National Deaths in Custody Program 2008, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.

Note: Prisoner populations taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Prisoners in Australia, cat no. 4517.0.