Victoria's Indigenous Imprisonment Rates

Between 2007 and 2017, the imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria was consistently higher than the rate for the total population. For example, in 2017 the rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was 1,833.9 per 100,000 adults compared with 145.4 for all Victorians.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rate increased between 2009 and 2017, from 956.7 to 1,833.9 per 100,000 adults. 

Note: The data in the graph measures 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
2007 1,027.8 105.7
2008 1,012.9 104.4
2009 956.7 104.9
2010 1,106.4 107.2
2011 1,080.7 110.2
2012 1,317.7 111.6
2013 1,330.2 119.8
2014 1,573.2 134.4
2015 1,540.8 134.4
2016 1,661.5 138.1
2017 1,833.9 145.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017), Prisoners in Australia, Cat. No. 4517.0 (external link opens in a new window).