Community sentences and orders statistics - June 2011

This page shows statistical information on the:

Sentences and orders by area* (as at 30 June 2011)
  Sentences Orders Total
Auckland 3032 611 3643
Christchurch 2694 666 3360
Dunedin/Invercargill 2839 610 3449
Hamilton 3472 868 4340
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne 1872 478 2350
Manukau 4942 835 5777
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 1625 237 1862
Taitokerau 3192 509 3701
Taranaki, Whanganui & Tararua 2590 687 3277
Waiariki 3754 803 4557
Waitemata 2871 427 3298
Wellington 3228 552 3780
Other 1 0 1
Total 36,112 7,283 43,395

* 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 being served 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*

A graph showing the proportion of different community sentences and orders being served.

* 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

A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders in different age groups.

* 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

A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders according to most serious offence type.

* 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

A graph showing the percentages for gender of offenders serving community sentences and orders.

* 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

A graph showing the percentages for ethnicity of offenders serving community sentences and orders.

* 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