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Age characteristics of young people in Youth Justice NSW

Chart showing age characteristics of young people entering Youth Justice in 2020-21

This chart shows the proportion of young people who were under 16 years, between 16 and 17 years, and 18 years and older at the time of a Youth Justice Conference, at the start of community supervision, and on admission to remand and control in 2020-21. Age at Youth Justice Conference: <16 years 54.6%, 16-17 years 41.5%, >18 years 4.0%. Age at start of community supervision: <16 = 39.1%, 16-17 = 56.5%, >18 = 4.4%. Age at admission to remand: <16 = 50.7%, 16-17 = 46.6%, >18 = 2.6%. Age at admission to control: <16 = 29.4%, 16-17 = 62.7%, >18 = 7.9%.

Gender of young people in Youth Justice NSW

Chart showing gender of young people in Youth Justice in 2020-21

This chart shows the proportion of male and female young people in Youth Justice in 2020-21 by legal status. Attending a Youth Justice Conference: 74% male, 26% female. Under community based supervision: 81% male, 19% female. Remanded in custody: 79% male, 21% female. Sentenced to detention: 90% male, 9% female.

Percentage and number of young people re-offending within 12 months of contact with Youth Justice NSW

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Number of admissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to Youth Justice NSW

Chart showing number of admissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to Youth Justice

This chart shows the number of admissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to Youth Justice by legal status for the past five years. Under community supervision: 2016-17 2,317, 2017-18 2,323, 2018-19 2,606, 2019-20 2,421, 2020-21 2,101. Remanded in custody: 2016-17 1,123, 2017-18 1,286, 2018-19 1,359 , 2019-20 1,245, 2020-21 1,158. Attending a Youth Justice Conference: 2016-17 326, 2017-18 382 , 2018-19 409, 2019-20 393, 2020-21 509. Sentenced to detention: 2016-17 211, 2017-18 190, 2018-19 166, 2019-20 148, 2020-21 109.

Percentage of admissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to Youth Justice NSW

This chart shows the percentage of admissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to Youth Justice by legal status for the past five years. Attending a Youth Justice Conference: 2016-17 31.5%, 2017-18 34.1%, 2018-19 34.7%, 2019-20 35.2%, 2020-21 36.6%. Under community supervision: 2016-17 43.1%, 2017-18 40.96%, 2018-19 43.8%, 2019-20 41.3%, 2020-21 37.6%. Remanded in custody: 2016-17 43%, 2017-18 46.2%, 2018-19 46.1%, 2019-20 40.3%, 2020-21 37.9%. Sentenced to detention: 2016-17 53.7%, 2017-18 48.8%, 2018-19 50.6%, 2019-20 50.2%, 2020-21 47.8%.

Percentage of young people exiting Youth Justice NSW by category 

This chart shows the percentage of young people exiting Youth Justice by category. Living in safe and appropriate accommodation: 2016-17 89%, 2017-18 91%, 2018-19 91%%, 2019-20 93%, 2020-21 89%. Participating in education and training or employment: 2016-17 58%, 2017-18 57%, 2018-19 59%, 2019-20 56%, 2020-21 54%. Participating in community statistics: 2016-17 31%, 2017-18 34%, 2018-19 33%, 2019-20 36%, 2020-21 36%.