7 Pre-release reports
7.1 Part of statutory throughcare involves preparing reports to inform temporary release from prison on home leave and liberation on licence. In 2015-16, 1,500 home leave reports  were produced. Numbers have been around the 1,500 mark in each of the last four years, after dropping sharply from the levels of around 2,000 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. A total of 1,700 home circumstance reports for release from prison on parole/non-parole licence were recorded in 2015-16. This number has remained around 1,500-1,700 since 2009-10 ( Table 1).
7.2 From 2006, those serving a custodial sentence may also be released early under a home detention curfew scheme. During 2015-16, there were 2,700 home detention curfew assessments, 4 per cent lower than in 2014-15. Numbers have fallen in each of the last three years and are now a sixth lower than they were in 2012-13 ( Table 5).