2.1 Overview

This section is based on counts of the number of offenders with a "prison sentenced" status at given snapshot dates. The term "prison sentenced" used here is similar to the concept of prison muster used in other reports but differs slightly and is based on Court and New Zealand Parole Board directives rather than muster counts. For more detail on this see section 11 Data source and enrichment methodology.

The earlier part of this section provides trend information based on a series of monthly snapshot dates, the later part of the section provides more detail for the single snapshot date of 30 June 2007.