7.1 Part of statutory throughcare involves preparing reports to inform temporary release from prison on home leave and liberation on licence. In 2018-19, 1,300 home leave reports were produced, the lowest level in the last seven years. A total of 2,000 home circumstance reports for release from prison on parole/non-parole licence were recorded in 2018-19. This number rose for the sixth year in a row and was up by 35 per cent on the number in 2012-13 (Table 1). While pre-release reports in 2012-13 consisted of roughly equal numbers of home leave and home circumstance reports, by 2018-19 home circumstance reports accounted for 60 per cent of the total.
7.2 From 2006, those serving a custodial sentence may also be released early under a home detention curfew scheme. The number of home detention curfew assessments fell sharply by 32 per cent between 2017-18 and 2018-19 to 1,900 (Table 6).