Community sentences and orders statistics - December 2010

This page shows statistical information on the:

Sentences and orders by area* (as at 31 December 2010)
  Sentences Orders Total
Auckland 3163 607 3770
Christchurch 3419 804 4223
Dunedin/Invercargill 2785 586 3371
Hamilton 3443 811 4254
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne 2007 491 2498
Manukau 4946 813 5759
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 1707 249 1956
Taitokerau 3178 456 3634
Taranaki, Whanganui & Tararua 2607 677 3284
Waiariki 3780 783 4563
Waitemata 3043 456 3499
Wellington 3286 493 3779
Other 1 1 2
Total 37365 7227 44592

* Refers to the total number of sentences and orders being served. An individual offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Total number of sentences and orders* (weekly snapshot)

A graph showing the total number of community sentences and orders since July 2008.

View a larger version of the total community sentences and orders graph

* Refers to the total number of sentences and orders being served. An individual offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Proportion of different sentences and orders*

Of the offenders serving community sentences as at December 2010, 53% were serving community work, 17.1% were on supervision, 8.1% were on release on conditions, 6% were on intensive supervision, 4.7% were on parole, 4% were on home detention and 4% were on extended supervision.

* Refers to the total number of sentences and orders being served. An individual offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders in different age groups

The percentage of offenders serving community sentences broken down by age is: 10.3% are 15-19, 26% are 20-24, 18% are 25-29, 12.4% are 30-34, 10.8% are 35-39, 8.9% are 40-44, 6.4% are 45-49 and 7% are 50 or older. 

* This graph relates to the number of individual offenders serving sentences or orders in the community. An offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders according to most serious* offence type

Of the offenders serving community sentences as at December 2010, 23.1% had a most serious offence involving traffic, 22.3% had a most serious offence involving violence, 19.1% had a most serious offence involving dishonesty and 19.1% had a most serious offence involving justice.  

* Offenders may be convicted of offences across multiple categories. This information is based on the most serious offence a prisoner is convicted of.


Gender of offenders serving community sentences and orders

Of the offenders serving community sentences as at December 2010, 79.6% were male and 20.2% were female.  

* This graph relates to the number of individual offenders serving sentences or orders in the community. An offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Ethnicity of offenders serving community sentences and orders

Of the offenders serving community sentences as at December 2010, 44% were Maori, 37.1% were European, 9.9% were Pacific islanders, 1.5% were asian and 6.7% were of unknown ethnicity.  

* This graph relates to the number of individual offenders serving sentences or orders in the community. An offender can be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.


Other facts and figures

  • The average number of offenders on community sentences and orders being managed on any given day was 44,893 at the end of March 2010.
     
  • Offenders serving Community Work sentences completed 3,754,618 hours of work in the 2009/10 financial year.
     
  • Corrections provided 59,334 reports to the courts in the 2009/10 financial year.
     
  • 46 per cent of those who serve a community-based sentence or order are not convicted of another crime within four years.
     
  • 36 per cent are convicted of a crime and receive another community sentence within four years.
     
  • 18 per cent are convicted of a crime and sent to prison within four years.

* The reconviction rates above are from a 2008 report: Reconviction patterns of offenders managed in the community