Community sentences and orders statistics - September 2010

This page shows statistical information on the:

Sentences and orders by area* (as at 30 September 2010)
  Sentences Orders Total
Auckland 3231 605 3836
Christchurch 3474 765 4239
Dunedin/Invercargill 2866 545 3411
Hamilton 3586 792 4378
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne 2141 511 2652
Manukau 5306 734 6040
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 1865 246 2111
Taitokerau 3269 420 3689
Taranaki, Whanganui & Tararua 2696 693 3389
Waiariki 3963 758 4721
Waitemata 3236 425 3661
Wellington 3455 488 3943
Other 1 12 13
Total 39089 6994 46083

* 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 2007.

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*
(as at September 2010)

 A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving different types of sentences and orders in the 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 September 2010)

A graph showing the ages of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community.  

* 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
(as at September 2010)

A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community by 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
(as at September 2010)

A graph showing the breakdown of the gender of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community.  

* 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
(as at September 2010)

A graph showing the breakdown of the ethnicity of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community.  

* 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