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Statistics on people in detention in Australia

Conditions in detention

The use of force in detention

The Refugee Council of Australia has documented the increasing securitisation of immigration detention. This includes the use of force within immigration detention. The graph below shows there are thousands of incidents of use of force, including unplanned use of force.

This graph breaks down the use of restraints in these incidents, broken down by whether the use of force was 'planned' or 'unplanned'.

This graph shows the number of complaints of assault within immigration detention.

Mental health services

The impact of detention on mental health is well known. This graph shows the number of people in detention attending mental health consultations inside detention, compared to the number attending external providers outside detention.

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