Between 2009 and 2019, the imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians was consistently higher than the imprisonment rate for the total Victorian population. In 2019, the imprisonment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians was 2,267.7 per 100,000 adults, but the imprisonment rate for all Victorians was 157.1 per 100,000 adults.
Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rate more than doubled between 2009 and 2019, from 839.4 to 2,267.7 per 100,000 adults. Overall, Victoria’s imprisonment rate also grew, albeit to a smaller extent, from 104.9 in 2009 to 157.1 in 2019.
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
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|Year||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners||All Victorian prisoners|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Prisoners in Australia, 2019, cat. no. 4517.0 (2019).