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New research showing a rise in indigenous imprisonment rates in NSW

According to the latest research released by BOCSAR (Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research) the rate of arrests for violence and property offences committed by indigenous persons has declined over the last 15 years however, the rate of incarceration of indigenous offenders has not declined.

In fact, the rate of indigenous incarceration in NSW has doubled over the past 15 years. Director Don Weatherburn commented that the rise was likely due to tougher sentencing laws and tougher law enforcement. The full report can be found here.