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 for:

  • 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

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Average daily number in detention – by status

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Average daily number in detention – by gender

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Average daily number in detention – by Aboriginal status

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Definitions

Weekly AverageIt is  the sum of the number of days each youth spent in custody during the week divided by 7 days in that week.  
RemandThe act of placing in custody a young person who is accused of an offence to await trial or the continuation of the trial.
SentencedThe number of youths hold in Darwin Don Dale Dentention Centre and Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre
AboriginalA young person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island descent who identifies and is identified as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
DarwinRefers to Dole Dale Youth Detention Centre
Alice SpringsRefers to Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre

Download the data from July 2017 - Average weekly juveniles in detention XLSX (2.7 MB).


Last updated: 23 March 2022

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