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Fig. 2-4-1-5 shows the percent distribution of new inmates in 2011 by gender and age group. Those aged 30-39 accounted for the highest proportion with both males and females, followed by those aged 40-49. The proportion of elderly inmates aged 65 or older was higher with females than males.
Fig. 2-4-1-6 shows the percent distribution of new inmates in 2011 by type of offense and gender. With males, theft accounted for the highest proportion at 33.5%, followed by Stimulants Control Act violations at 24.4%, fraud at 7.5%, and then injury and Road Traffic Act violations each at 5.3%. With females, Stimulants Control Act violations accounted for the highest proportion at 39.7%, followed by theft at 39.4%, fraud at 5.2%, and homicide at 2.0% (See Appendix 2-6).
Examining the type of sentence of new inmates in 2011 revealed that 25,374 persons (99.5%) were sentenced to imprisonment with work, 121 (0.5%) to imprisonment without work, and four to misdemeanor imprisonment without work (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction). Fig. 2-4-1-7 shows the percent distribution of new inmates by the term of their imprisonment and gender in 2011 (See Appendix 2-10 for the number of inmates sentenced to imprisonment with work as of the end of the respective years by the term of imprisonment).