One in 5 individuals convicted of breaching Covid-19 restrictions final yr had been sentenced to time in jail.
Annual statistics from the Ministry of Justice present of the 640 individuals charged with offences, 460 had been in the end convicted.
Of these convicted, virtually 20 % – 85 individuals – had been sentenced to imprisonment.
Forty-three % acquired a group sentence, equivalent to house detention, group detention, intensive supervision or group work.
1 / 4 of these charged had been discovered not responsible, or the costs had been dismissed or withdrawn.
Virtually 80 % of these convicted had been males, and near half had been aged underneath 30.
Forty-eight % had been Māori and 46 % had been European.
*The unique headline on this story mentioned that greater than 80 individuals had been convicted.