In December 2020, Victoria’s rate of community-based sentences stood at 162.5 people per 100,000 adults. This is the lowest rate in Australia.
Western Australia had the second-lowest rate at 288.7 people per 100,000 adults. The national average was substantially higher at 390.6 people per 100,000 adults.
The Northern Territory had the highest rate at 679.0 people per 100,000 adults. New South Wales had the second highest rate at 562.4 people per 100,000 adults.
Different community-based sentences are available in different states and territories. The count of community-based sentences includes non-custodial orders managed by adult corrective services in each state and territory.
The count of community-based sentences includes people on restricted movement orders, reparations (fine options and community service), supervision in the community, parole, bail, sentenced probation orders and post-sentence supervision orders. It also includes people with breached orders or suspended orders in jurisdictions except Victoria and Tasmania.
The count of people serving community-based sentences is taken from the number recorded on the first day of the month.
Rate of people serving community-based sentences in each Australian state and territory, December 2020
Hover over a bar in the graph to display the rate and number of people serving community-based sentences for each state and territory. The vertical line shows the national rate.
|Jurisdiction||Rate per 100,000 adults|
|New South Wales||562.4|
|Australian Capital Territory||312.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Corrective Services, Australia, December Quarter 2020.