The number of young people aged 10 to 17 in detention in Victoria decreased from 513 in 2020-21 to 397 in 2021-22.
Victoria had the lowest rate of young people in youth detention in 2021-22 at 6.4 per 10,000 young people, down from 8.3 in 2020-21. The Northern Territory had the highest rate at 106.4 per 10,000 young people, an increase of 61.5% from 65.9 in the previous year.
Note: The data in the graph includes people aged 10 to 17 detained in a youth detention facility as opposed to an adult custodial facility. Data is based on the count of unique persons in custody at any time during the year.
Detention rates per 10,000 young people aged 10 to 17 in youth detention facilities in each Australian state and territory in 2021-22
Hover over a bar in the graph to display the detention rate and the number of young people in detention for each state and territory. The vertical line shows the national rate.
|Jurisdiction||Number||Rate per 10,000 young people aged 10 to 17|
|Australian Capital Territory||74||17.6|
|New South Wales||1,245||15.7|
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Youth Justice in Australia 2021-22, supplementary tables S83b and S84b (2023).