Statistics

The Ministry of Justice issues quarterly Criminal Justice Statistics, which includes statistics on out of court disposals, prosecutions and all sentencing outcomes.

Criminal Justice Statistics

The Ministry of Justice also issues quarterly Offender Management Statistics, which includes statistics on the prison population, prison receptions and releases and offenders being supervised in the community.

Offender Management Statistics

The prison population and total prison capacity is released weekly, every Friday.

Prison Population Statistics

Statistics on race and the criminal justice system are released biennially, with the most recent set, covering 2018, having been published in November 2019.

Race and the Criminal Justice System

Statistics on women and the criminal justice system are also released biennially and the most recent set, covering 2017, was released in November 2018.

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Statistics on sentencing for knife and offensive weapons offences are published quarterly.

Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics

Youth justice statistics, covering children and young people aged 10-17, are released on an annual basis.

Youth Justice Statistics

Statistics on proven reoffending are released quarterly.

Proven Reoffending Statistics

The Attorney General’s Office releases regular updates on the outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals.

Outcome of Unduly Lenient Sentence Referrals