At 29 February 2020 a total of $588,624,387 was owed to the Ministry of Justice due to unpaid infringement fines and court-imposed fines.
This information was released by Justice Minister Andrew Little in response to a written parliamentary question from National MP Mark Mitchell.
The infringements include collection types of local authority infringement, Police infringement and Other infringement. Court-imposed fines (Major) includes fines where the offence may carry a prison term, while (Minor) includes offences below this threshold.
The data is taken from an operational database at a point in time and may be subject to change as new data is continually recorded or recoded.
Debt owed to Ministry of Justice due to unpaid infringement fines and court-imposed fines, 29 February 2020
|Collection type||Owed||% Total|
|Court-imposed fine (Major)||$184,703,622||31.4%|
|Court-imposed fine (Minor)||$157,153||0.0%|
|Court-imposed Offender Levy||$4,040,382||0.7%|
|Driver Licence Stop Order Fee||$954,676||0.2%|
|Local Authority Infringement||$117,486,971||20.0%|
Fines and infringements collected
In response to another question from Mr Mitchell, Mr Little provided information on infringement and court-imposed fines collected between 1 October 2019 and 1 March 2020. The data provided is as at the end of the calendar month.
The information shows that over the period a total of $89,567,206 was collected, of which 70.3% ($62,922,646) was infringement fines.
Total infringement and court-imposed fines collected between 1 October 2019 and 1 March 2020
|Type of fine collected||31-Oct-19||30-Nov-19||31-Dec-19||31-Jan-20||29-Feb-20|