Source book of Australian criminal & social statistics 1804-1988


The main focus of this volume is to present historical data on crime and criminal justice. In order to enable readers to examine these statistics in a meaningful way, data on certain topics of broad social significance and the ones generally sought by users, have been included. Separate sections in the volume present data on the following subject areas: Demography; Economy; Police resources; Crimes known; Children before courts; Cases processed at the Magistrates Courts; Higher Courts trials; Prison resources and prisoners; Death statistics. Each of the sections begin with an overview of its contents and description of some general trends.