Community sentences and orders statistics - March 2011

This page shows statistical information on the:

Sentences and orders by area* (as at 31 March 2011)
  Sentences Orders Total
Auckland 3080 621 3701
Christchurch 2970 730 3700
Dunedin/Invercargill 2836 621 3457
Hamilton 3516 810 4326
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne 1904 500 2404
Manukau 4850 873 5723
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 1638 249 1887
Taitokerau 3337 479 3816
Taranaki, Whanganui & Tararua 2654 665 3319
Waiariki 3858 771 4629
Waitemata 3069 451 3520
Wellington 3134 547 3681
Other 1 0 1
Total 36,847 7,317 44,164

* 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 March 2011, 53.4% were serving community

* 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

  As at March 2011 the percentage of offenders serving community sentences broken down by age

* 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 March 2011, 23.3% had a most serious

* 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 March 2011, 79.5% were male and 20.3%

* 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 March 2011, 44.1% were Maori, 36.7% were

* 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