Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about average length of detention of detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the number of detainees admitted in each year and the average length of detention (in days)

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and the average length of detention (in days)

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (10) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
22.04.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
11.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (10) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to the interim reply on 30.04.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 10.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (10) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 21 April 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 11 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

In each of years between 2018-2020,

(a) Number of admissions to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
(“CIC”):

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 6,277 5,353 3,988

(b) Detainee population at the CIC on 31 December of each year from 2018
to 2020:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 355 346 248

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested information of
the average length of detention at the CIC.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your response. I would like to ask for some additional information regarding the average length of detention of detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2010 – 2020,

a) the number of detainees admitted in each year and the average length of detention (less than 3 months, 3- 6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12+ months)

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and the average length of detention (less than 3 months, 3- 6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12+ months)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (10) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 15.09.2021. Your application is now under processing.
According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 05.10.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (10) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 15 September 2021 and
our previous replies under the same file reference on 10 June 2021 and 24
September 2021.  I hereby provide you the requested breakdown of
information.

(a)
Number of admissions to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”)
from 2010 to 2020:

Year ^Note 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
1
No. of 6,526 7,723 7,249 7,536 7,186 7,942 7,089 6,439 6,277 5,353 3,988
admissions

(b)

Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the CIC:.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 263 332 375 446 365 409 395 372 355 346 248

The Immigration Department ("ImmD") does not maintain the requested
information of the average length of detention at the CIC.

Note 1: The ImmD took over the management of the CIC from the Correctional
Services Department on 15-04-2010. The figures / information in 2010
provided above cover the period from 15-04-2010 to 31-12-2010 only.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration