In December 2019, Victoria’s rate of community-based sentences stood at 245.0 people per 100,000 adults. This is the lowest rate in Australia.
Western Australia had the second-lowest rate at 286.7 people per 100,000 adults. The national average was substantially higher at 424.7 people per 100,000 adults. The Northern Territory had the highest rate at 677.0 people per 100,000 adults, and New South Wales had the second-highest rate at 549.8 people per 100,000 adults.
Community-based sentences include non-custodial orders administered by adult corrective services within each state and territory. Examples of community-based sentences include restricted movement orders, reparations (fine options and community service), supervision in the community, parole, bail, sentenced probation orders and post-sentence supervision orders. Community-based sentences also include breached and suspended orders imposed 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 2019
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||549.8|
|Australian Capital Territory||378.6|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Corrective Services, Australia, December Quarter 2019, cat. no. 4512.0 (2019).