Community sentences and orders statistics - December 2009

This page shows statistical information on the:

Sentences and orders by area*
  Sentences Orders Total
Auckland 2736 492 3228
Christchurch 3087 790 3877
Dunedin/Invercargill 3001 607 3608
Hamilton 3399 739 4138
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne 2337 536 2873
Manukau 4970 650 5620
Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 1769 251 2020
Taitokerau 3189 386 3575
Taranaki, Whanganui & Tararua 2672 694 3366
Waiariki 4162 658 4820
Waitemata 3285 317 3602
Wellington 3603 476 4079
Unknown 2 32 34
Total 38303 6836 45139

* 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 December 2009)

 A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving different types of community sentences and orders.

* 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 December 2009)

A graph showing the ages 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.


Percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders according to most serious* offence type
(as at December 2009)

A graph showing the percentage of offenders serving community sentences and orders 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 December 2009)

A graph showing the breakdown of genders 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 seving community sentences and orders
(as at December 2009)

A graph showing a breakdown of the 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.
     
  • The average cost per offender on a community-based sentence or order was $9.92 per day or $3621 per year in the 2008/09 financial year.
     
  • Offenders serving Community Work sentences completed 3,285,373 hours of work in the 2008/09 financial year.
     
  • Corrections provided 44,596 pre-sentence reports to the judiciary in the 2008/09 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