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Hong Kong Correctional Services Department Annual Statistical Report on Receptions 2011

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This report presents statistical information on persons sentenced to correctional institutions administered by the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department in 2011.
In 2011, a total of 14,129 sentenced persons were admitted to correctional institutions, a 13-percent decrease from the 2010 total of 16,231 persons. The number of males and females admitted to Hong Kong's correctional institutions in 2011 declined respectively by 9 percent, to 10,021 males, and by 22 percent, to 4,108 females. The offenses committed by males were theft (22 percent), possession of dangerous drugs (11 percent), breach of condition of stay (9 percent), and trafficking in dangerous drugs (8 percent). Of the female offenders incarcerated, 35 percent were attributable to breach of condition of stay, followed by theft (21 percent) and possession of forged identity (6 percent). Seven percent of those incarcerated in 2011 were below the age of 21. The number of persons sentenced to prison in 2011 was 12,547, a 13-percent decline from 2010. The average length of sentence, excluding indeterminate sentences, of those admitted to correctional institutions in 2011 was 12 months. In 2011, a total of 1,211 offenders were admitted into drug-addiction treatment centers, an 11-percent decrease over 2010. Receptions into detention and rehabilitation centers in 2011 were 129 and 132, respectively, a 24-percent and 47-percent decline over 2010. The number of receptions into training centers was 110, a 2-percent increase. In 2011, 5,060 offenders were assessed as drug abusers at reception, an 8-percent decreased from 2010; however, they accounted for 36 percent of the total admissions, a 2-percent increase from 2010. 35 tables, 6 charts, and appended brief descriptions of correctional programs, definition of drug abusers, and classification of offenses