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Conviction and sentencing statistics released

Conviction and sentencing statistics released

The Ministry of Justice has released the latest annual compilation of criminal conviction and sentencing statistics, covering the 1997-2006 calendar years.

This is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics on criminal court proceedings and convictions, providing useful data on long-term trends for government agencies and the general public.

The data include:

§            prosecutions and convictions

§            sentencing

§            custodial sentences and remands

§            community-based sentences

§            monetary penalties.

The data is available on the Statistics New Zealand website (www.statistics.govt.nz) and a summary is available on the Ministry of Justice website (www.justice.govt.nz).

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