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Imprisonment rates per 100,000 adults (Regional)



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This FACT indicates the number of prisoners per 100,000 persons in Australian states and territories in 2017. The state/territory with the highest imprisonment rate is the Northern Territory with 700 per 100,000 persons; a figure significantly higher than all other states. The state/territory with the lowest imprisonment rate is ACT with 113 per 100,000 people. This is considerably less than the national imprisonment rate of 176 persons per 100,000 people.

These figures raise interesting points of discussion when compared with other demographical and socio-economic statistics including; education levels and cases of alcoholism.

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Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2017

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