Prison facts and statistics - September 2017

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Number of prisoners in each location by status

Prisoner population by location and status (as at 30 September 2017)

Prison\Corrections FacilityRemand PrisonersSentenced PrisonersPrisoner PopulationPopulation %
Total Male Prisoners2,7516,9199,67092.4%
Auckland Prison   56 566 622 5.9%
Auckland South Corrections Facility   958 958 9.2%
Christchurch Men's Prison     305 613 918 8.8%
Hawke's Bay Regional Prison 204 496 700 6.7%
Invercargill Prison 44 131 175 1.7%
Manawatu Prison 122 166 288 2.8%
Mount Eden Corrections Facility 934 120 1,054 10.0%
Northland Region Corrections Facility 37 570 607 5.8%
Otago Corrections Facility 94 340 434 4.1%
Rimutaka Prison   271 796 1,067 10.2%
Rolleston Prison       257 257 2.5%
Spring Hill Corrections Facility 245 706 951 9.1%
Tongariro Prison   297 297 2.8%
Waikeria Prison 298 476 774 7.4%
Whanganui Prison 141 427 568 5.4%
Total Female Prisoners2365648007.6%
Arohata Prison 38 175 2132.0%
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility 163 291 454 4.3%
Christchurch Women's Prison 35 98 133 1.3%
Grand Total2,9877,48310,470100.0%

Total Prison Population


Percentage of Prisoners in Different Age Groups


Ethnicity of Prisoners


Percentage of Prisoners According to Most Serious* 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