Are Women More Law Abiding Than Men?

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The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 26 April 1967, page 4, 5

WOMEN

ARE

REALLY

YES, there
is

in ¡ail

very few women

are

that because the
average woman

opportunities for crime than the
could

it

discovered

.

.

.

AND,

offenders

National Library of Australia

are

BUT

.

..

has fewer

man?

be thal fewer crimes by

THE

.

women

,

.

OR
are

of those discovered, fewer

taken to court?

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I talked to Mr.
Gordon
senior lecturer at

Hawkins,
"//

men

like

were

close

jails."

up
stopped me
Comptroller

our

in
of

gone to
instantly went

"At the

could mrtually

we

startling

This

see

him

from the

former

of my
head.
he said, "there are

moment,"

It

from

figures,

to

every

ing

40

to

to

specific

disparity

enormous

crimes,

must

"Interestingly,

"Either that," said Mr.
they've got men
I decided
it

where

have

following

subject,

6, I dis-

there

were

prisons,

Melbourne

or

furious

and

negligent

172

act

daily

Welfare

average for Queensland

four

tern

25

1100

was

men

In South

women.

and
Aus-

with

women.

the Child
of

Department

N.S.W.

prisons

For

by
omission,

or

and

men

I checked

The

women.

driving,

21 men
and no women.
inflicting bodily
harm

prisoners in

male

wanton

to

see

if

the

pat-

with juvenile, so
teenage, crime. The
figures relate to boys and
girls aged eight to
18.
held

called

'

tralia

ratio

the

was

864

In

Perth

it

to

every

men

to

men

50

Here
samples of the

30

latest

trial

1964,

52

for murder,

of

figures
N.S.W.

stood

men

and

"In

1955-56,"

man

couple

a

by the
Department:

In

940
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