The imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians increased by 3.1%, from 1845.4 in June 2020 to 1903.5 in June 2021. During the same period, the imprisonment rate for all Victorians increased by 2.0%, from 136.0 in June 2020 to 138.7 in June 2021.
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 2011 and 2021, from 965.2 to 1903.5 per 100,000 adults. Overall, Victoria’s imprisonment rate also grew, albeit to a smaller extent, from 110.2 in 2011 to 138.7 in 2021.
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
Hover over the lines in the graph to display the year and imprisonment rate.
|Year||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners||All Victorian prisoners|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Prisoners in Australia, 2021, cat. no. 4517.0 (2021).