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Prison and community-sentence population tables

This page has links to tables in NZ.Stat – our free web tool for creating, finding, customising, and downloading datasets.

The datasets come from administrative data on remand and sentenced prisoners in custody, and on community sentences and post-prison offender populations, collected by the Department of Corrections.

We have applied random rounding to the figures in the tables to protect confidentiality.

Latest statistics

Annual remand prisoner throughput for the latest fiscal years 

Annual sentenced prisoner throughput for the latest fiscal years 

Annual community-sentence offender population for the latest fiscal years 

Annual post-prison offender population for the latest fiscal years 

Previous releases

Annual remand prisoner throughput for the latest calendar years (1999–2014)

Annual sentenced prisoner throughput for the latest calendar years (1999–2014)

Annual community-sentence offender population for the latest calendar years (1999–2014)

Annual post-prison offender population for the latest calendar years (2002–2014)

Release notes

Changes for 1 November 2017 release

From the 1 November release, we will only be updating the fiscal year tables. This means the calendar year tables will remain as at the 27 April 2016 release.

Changes for 27 April 2016 release

We’ve made the following changes to the 2014/15 fiscal year and 2015 calendar year tables data (as released on 28 May 2015) to align them with the tables and graphs shown in the Department of Corrections' Trends in the Offender Population 2014/15:

  • changes to categories of gender, ethnicity, and age for both sentenced and remand prisoners
  • changes to the counting rules, which have resulted in some differences in counts to the previous release.

Definitions

See Prison and community-sentence population (series) – DataInfo+ for definition of terms and concepts used in this release.

More information

Offender Population Report
Analysis and trends in the Department of Correction’s two-yearly report

Offence categories 
Explains how an offender’s most series offence is determined in the criminal conviction and sentencing tables, and gives the AZNSOC divisions for classifying offences.

Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC) 2011
Classifications used for our crime and justice statistics.

Help

If you have any questions or need help, contact our Information Centre.

Page updated 1 November 2017 

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