Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the average length detention of detainees at Mau Tau Kok Detention 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)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise PDF or similar would be fine as well.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (512) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Freedom of Information request - Average length of detention - Ma Tau
Kok

Our department has received your application for access to information on
21 April 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
May 2021.  In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (3) in L/M (512) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Freedom of Information request - Average length of detention - Ma Tau
Kok

Further to our interim reply of 30 April 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.  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 June 2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (512) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Average length of detention – Ma Tau Kok

I refer to your request for access to information on 21 April 2021 and our
interim replies to you on 30 April 2021 and 11 May 2021. I hereby provide
you the following information.

(a)        Number of admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre
(ochMTKDCoch) in each year:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 5069 3936 3893

(b)        Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the MTKDC:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of persons 22 10 43

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

I hope the information is useful to you.

Yours sincerely,
KO Tsz-Kong
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 Mau Tau Kok Detention 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 (528) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
Our department has received your 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. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (528) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

I refer to your request for access to information on 15.09.2021 and our
interim reply to you on 21.09.2021. I hereby provide you with the
following information.

A) Number of admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (“MTKDC”) in
each year:

Year No. of persons
2010 6 766
2011 5 487
2012 5 567
2013 5 048
2014 4 256
2015 4 974
2016 5 164
2017 5 261
2018 5 069
2019 3 936
2020 3 893

B) Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the MTKDC:

Year No. of persons
2010 24
2011 37
2012 74
2013 44
2014 25
2015 26
2016 40
2017 25
2018 22
2019 10
2020 43

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested breakdown
information of detainees.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration