Greater than 400 individuals convicted for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

The crown prosecutors leave court after the Tarrant case

2021-04-05 06:10:22

One in 5 individuals convicted of breaching Covid-19 restrictions final yr had been sentenced to time in jail.

The crown prosecutors leave court after the Tarrant case

Picture: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

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1 / 4 of these charged had been discovered not responsible, or the costs had been dismissed or withdrawn.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.

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