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Australian deaths in custody & custody-related police operations, 1998

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 105

Vicki Dalton
ISBN 0 642 24097 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 1999


This report updates information on 1997 deaths in custody and longer term custodial death trends, highlighting some noticeable changes that have occurred during 1998. It presents demographic details of 1998 deaths, including: custodial authority; Aboriginality and jurisdiction; age; offences; legal status and bail. Deaths in police custody data is divided into two categories: deaths in institutional settings, and other deaths during custody related police operations.