Prison facts and statistics - December 2023

Quarterly prison statistics XLSX, 47.2 KB

* Update 23/3/24: Please note that a prior version of the spreadsheet above contained an error. This has been corrected.

This page shows statistical information on the:

  • Number of prisoners in each location by custody status
  • Total prison population
  • Breakdowns of the prison population by
    o   Age
    o   Ethnicity
    o   Offence type
    o   Security classification

Number of prisoners in each location by custody status as at 31 December 2023

Prison/Corrections Facility
Remand Prisoners
Sentenced Prisoners
Onsite Population
Offsite Population*
Total Population
Population %
Total Male Prisoners3,5844,9108,494568,55093.8%
Auckland Prison15149864976567.2%
Auckland South Corrections Facility0973973497710.7%
Christchurch Men's Prison43735579267988.8%
Hawke's Bay Regional Prison19734854505456.0%
Invercargill Prison858216701671.8%
Manawatu Prison13810924732502.7%
Mount Eden Corrections Facility911359461395910.5%
Northland Region Corrections Facility21627048604865.3%
Otago Corrections Facility21122843904394.8%
Rimutaka Prison483302785137988.8%
Rolleston Prison043643604364.8%
Spring Hill Corrections Facility50519069567017.7%
Tongariro Prison037837813794.2%
Waikeria Prison7537745224545.0%
Whanganui Prison17532950415055.5%
Total Female Prisoners30625055695656.2%
Arohata Prison7325980981.1%
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility17014831883263.6%
Christchurch Women's Prison637714011411.5%
Grand Total

* Offsite population refers to people in offsite locations such as mental health facilities and police custody.

Total prison population

* Justice Sector Projection is sourced from Projection Report: Data for the Justice Sector Projections 2022.

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Prison population by age group

Prison population by ethnicity

Prison population by offence type*

* Prisoners may be convicted of offences across multiple categories. This information is based on the most serious offence a prisoner is convicted of.

Security classification of sentenced prisoners