Report an escapee

If you see an escapee in the Northern Territory (NT) you should not approach them. They could be dangerous.

Any information about an escaped prisoner can be provided anonymously to the NT Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

It is an offence under the law to protect or hide a criminal.

What happens to an escapee after they have been found

It is a criminal offence to escape from a correctional centre in the NT.

An escapee may have to go to the Local Court to face new charges after they have been found and arrested by police.

Escaping from a correctional centre automatically increases a prisoner’s security rating and they will not be considered for a minimum security rating for an appropriate period of time.

Last updated: 27 June 2017