2.10 Prison sentenced snapshot at 2007-06-30 by gender-ethnicity-age
The graph above provides a breakdown of prison sentenced offenders by age and ethnicity, as at 30 June 2007. This indicates the preponderance of Maori males in this population, especially in the younger age groups. For example, there are approximately twice as many Maori male 23 year olds in prison than there were NZ European males of the same age. Amongst those over 40 years of age, NZ European males become more numerous. These figures contrast sharply with those for the general population, in the following graph.