Youth detention census

Territory Families compiles a daily census showing the number of young people held at the youth detention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The graphs below summarise the weekly data for the latest year. Data from July 2017 can be downloaded using the link below.

  • average number of young people held in detention centres, and whether they are on remand or sentenced to detention
  • average number by gender - per location and combined
  • average number of young people in detention, and whether they are Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal

Average daily number in detention – by location

By location

Average daily number in detention – by status

Detention Status

Average daily number in detention – by gender

By gender

Average daily number in detention – by Aboriginal status

By Aboriginal status

Last updated: 31 March 2021

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