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Children in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 260 - ADDITIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked:
Duration of detention: Please provide a breakdown of the current duration of detention for children - numbers detained under 3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years and longer than 3 years.

Answer:
Please refer to the table below:

 

COUNT OF MINORS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION BY DETENTION DURATION

as at 18 February 2011

 

DURATION IN DETENTION                               MINORS

Under 3 months                                                254

3 months - 6 months                                         355

6 months - 12 months                                       408

12 months - 18 months                                      23

18 months - 24 months                                       0

2-3 years                                                             0

Longer than 3 years                                            0

TOTAL                                                               1040

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