Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16

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released: 28 Jul 2017 author: AIHW

This fact sheet summarises some of the similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In 2015–16, the most common principal offence among young people was theft, while among adults it was illicit drug offences.

ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-170-5; Cat. no. JUV 114; 5pp.; Internet only

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Factsheet table of contents

  • Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16
    • Contact with police
    • Community-based supervision, detention and prison
    • References
    • Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets
    • Box 2: Technical notes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16. Youth justice fact sheet no. 92. Cat. no. JUV 114. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129560074>.



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