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National Police Custody Survey August 1995

Research and public policy series no. 9

Carlos Carcach and David McDonald
ISBN 0 642 24038 8 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1997


This report of the third National Police Custody Survey, which was a joint venture between the Australian Institute of Criminology and police services throughout Australia, records data and information on those in police custody during the month of August 1995. It covers the following variables: age, gender, Aboriginality, date and time when the person was lodged in cells, reason for being lodged in cells, most serious offence, and reason for release from police cells.