- The overall daily average number of prisoners in custody in 2017 was 3,680, compared to 3,718 in 2016, which is a decrease of 1%.
- The average number of female offenders in custody in 2017 was 144, compared to 140 in 2016, which is an increase of 2.9%.
- There were 9,287 committals to prison in 2017, compared to 15,099 committals in 2016, which is a decrease of 38.5% (or 5,812 committals).
- A total of 7,484 persons accounted for the 9,287 committals. Of those, 85.5% were male and 14.5% were female.
- There were 1,344 female committals to prison in 2017, compared to 2,937 female committals in 2016, which is a decrease of 54% (or 1,593 female committals).
- Despite a decrease in the total number of female committals, there was 8% (or 30) more female committals on remand in 2017 than in 2016.
- The Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014 which came into operation in January 2016 has had a direct impact on the number of committals to prison in 2016 with further reductions in 2017.
- The number of committals to prison as a consequence of the non-payment of a court-ordered fine decreased from 8,439 in 2016 to 2,261 in 2017, which is a decrease of 73%.
- The total number of persons in custody on 30th November 2017 was 3,738, compared to 3,716 on 30 November 2016, which is an increase of 1%.