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Deaths in police custody

Death in police custodya and custody-related operationsb, by Indigenous status and year, 1990-2008 (number)

Death in police custody and custody-related operations by Indigenous status and year, 1990-2008 (number)

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

a) Deaths in police institutional settings such as cells, watchhouses, divisional vans.

b) Deaths in police operations intended to arrest someone such as motor vehicle pursuits, seiges and raids.

*Does not include deaths of innocent third parties dying in the course of a police operation.

Deaths in police custody and custody-related operations by method of detainment and year, 1990-2008 (number)

Deaths in police custody and custody-related operations by method of detainment and year, 1990-2008 (number)

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.

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