The increase of females being arrested in New South Wales is climbing faster than the rate at which men are being arrested.
In a report by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, female arrests in New South Wales have grown by 2.5% over the past decade, compared to the state’s men which have only increased 1.7%.
NSW women are being arrested for illegal offences ranging from shoplifting to assault but the majority are arrested for possession and use of ecstasy, which saw 21.4% per year and possession and use of other drugs, up 17.1%.
The rise in arrests has subsequently also seen a rise in female incarceration with figures increasing by 27% since 2003, while male figures went up 11%.
Read the full report here.
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