Just under 46% of offenders serving community sentences and orders at 31 December 2016 were aged under 30, according to information released by the Department of Corrections.
At 31 December, a total of 34,829 community sentences and orders were being served around the country. An offender may be serving more than one sentence and/or order at any time.
Community sentences and orders being served at 31 December 2016
|Bay of Plenty||1,654||415||2,069|
|Nelson/ West Coast||1,018||215||1,233|
|Southland/ Central Otago||832||236||1,068|
This was well down on the peak of 46,000 being served in the September 2010 quarter.
The bulk of offenders serving sentences and orders - 40.2% - were aged between 20 to 29.
Age of offenders
|Offender Age||% Total|
|10 to 19||5.4%|
|20 to 29||40.2%|
|30 to 39||26.9%|
|40 to 49||16.4%|
|50 to 59||8.3%|
|60 to 69||2.2%|
|70 to 79||0.4%|
|80 to 89||0.0%|
The highest proportion of offenders were Māori.
Ethnicity of offenders
|Other (incl Asian)||3.0%|
The data also shows that 79.8% of offenders were male, 20.0% were female, 0.1% "indeterminate" and 0.1% unknown.