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Prison Brief (New Zealand)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
8 597
at 30.6.2013 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
192
based on an estimated national population of 4.47 million at end of June 2013 (Statistics New Zealand)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
19.1%
(30.6.2013)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.8%
(30.6.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.6%
(31.3.2013 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.2%
(31.3.2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
17
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
9 545
(31.3.2013 – union-agreed capacity)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
90.2%
(31.3.2013)

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