Community sentences given to offenders in New Zealand
By type, year ended June 2015, number of sentences started
Length of sentence: The length of sentence is the court-imposed length. If an offender is re-sentenced on a different day, they are counted twice or more.
Information on the sex and ethnicity of an offender is recorded by Corrections. Age is calculated based on the birth date as collected by the prosecuting authority (mostly New Zealand Police) at the time a person is arrested or prosecuted.
A person is counted once for the most serious offence category for which they were prosecuted. ANZSOC 2011 is used to categorise offences.
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Changes to data collection/processing
The Sentencing Act 2002 introduced Community Work as a replacement of Periodic Detention and Community Service, while Community Care sentences were abolished.
The Sentencing Amendment Act 2007 introduced Home Detention as a stand-alone sentence, along with Community Detention, Post Detention Conditions and Intensive Supervision.
Data provided by
Prison and Community-Sentence Population: Annual Community Sentence Offender Population for the latest Fiscal Years YE June 2015
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Prison and Community-Sentence Population: Annual Community Sentence Offender Population for the latest Fiscal Years YE June 2015, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-279,507
- Column: 8
- Provided: 279,506 data points
This data forms the table Corrections - Annual community sentence offender population for Year ended June 1999–2015.
Dataset originally released on:
April 27, 2016
About this dataset
The community sentence offender dataset contains information on offenders who were given a community sentence (sentences started). All sentences handed are counted, even if it is the second, third, or subsequent sentence of a single charge. No ‘trumping’ rules are used in the compilation of this data.