The imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians decreased by 16.8%, from 2,219.9 in June 2019 to 1,848.0 in June 2020. During the same period, the imprisonment rate for all Victorians decreased by 14.6%, from 157.1 in June 2019 to 134.1 in June 2020.
The imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is significantly higher than the rate for the total Victorian population. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rate almost doubled between 2010 and 2020, from 971.8 to 1848.0 per 100,000 adults. Overall, Victoria’s imprisonment rate also grew, albeit to a smaller extent, from 107.2 in 2010 to 134.1 in 2020.
Note: The data in the graph gives the rate of prisoners of each group per 100,000 adults of the same group.
Imprisonment rate per 100,000 adults for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians and for Victorians overall
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|Year||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners||All Victorian prisoners|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Prisoners in Australia, 2020, cat. no. 4517.0 (2020).