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Some reflections on the quality of administrative data for Indigenous Australians: The importance of knowing something about the unknown(s)

Working Paper 51 / 2009


The Repeat Offenders Database, which has been collated by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, offers a unique opportunity to analyse data quality issues for an important source of administrative data for Indigenous people. This paper provides several independent estimates of the population of Indigenous offenders by e