Youth Justice in Australia 2014-5


This bulletin examines the numbers and rates of young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2014-15 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores key aspects of their supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends. It finds that Indigenous supervision rates decreased, but over-representation continued to rise over the five year period. The bulletin uses data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS), which is the leading Australian collection of youth justice data. Further reports and data sets also available for free download from the AIHW.

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