Prison facts and statistics - March 2024

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 March 2024

Prison/Corrections Facility
Remand Accused Prisoners
Remand Convicted Prisoners
Sentenced Prisoners
Onsite Population
Offsite Population*
Total Population
Population %
Total Male Prisoners2,6621,1864,9888,836558,89193.5%
Auckland Prison39116490645116566.9%
Auckland South Corrections Facility00956956496010.1%
Christchurch Men's Prison26921134682658318.7%
Hawke's Bay Regional Prison1119236757005706.0%
Invercargill Prison53318316701671.8%
Manawatu Prison636012124412452.6%
Mount Eden Corrections Facility73321922974998310.3%
Northland Region Corrections Facility1716229452705275.5%
Otago Corrections Facility12811823648224844.1%
Rimutaka Prison451119303873118849.3%
Rolleston Prison0045945914604.8%
Spring Hill Corrections Facility4916923279277998.4%
Tongariro Prison0037737703774.0%
Waikeria Prison403437544934525.2%
Whanganui Prison1135532749514965.2%
Total Female Prisoners167181258606116176.5%
Arohata Prison37482611131141.2%
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility10210315536083683.9%
Christchurch Women's Prison28307713501351.4%
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