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Detainees at CIC in 2022

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding immigration detainees held in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC). May I know, in 2022:

A) The yearly admittance to CIC, broken down by:
i) gender (male, female, transgender)
ii) nationality (please specify each country)
iii) age or age groups
iv) immigration status (including non-refoulement claimants, overstayers, persons refused entry, and other categories as applicable)

B) The yearly release from CIC

C) The average daily population in CIC

If the information could be provided in a CSV format, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards,
H. Y. Fung

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (1) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.8

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
09.01.2023. 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
29.01.2023.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the undersigned via this
email.

Best regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (1) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.8

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Further to our interim reply on 18.01.2023, 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 28.02.2023.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the undersigned via this
email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (1) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.8

Dear H. Y. Fung,
I refer to your request for access to information on 9 January 2023 and
our interim replies to you on 18 and 27 January 2023.  I hereby provide
you with the following information.

A) Number of admissions to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”)
in 2022 with breakdown by:-

(i) Gender

Gender No. of admissions
Male 1,467
Female 1,326
Total 2,793

Among the 2,793 admissions, there were 18 admissions of transgender
detainee to the CIC in 2022.

ii) Country/ Region

Country/ Region No. of admissions
Benin 5
Bangladesh 149
Belize 2
Bolivia 2
Brazil 2
Canada 2
Chile 1
Mainland China 1,003
Colombia 18
Algeria 3
Egypt 2
France 2
United Kingdom 3
Ghana 3
Guinea 6
Gambia 13
Indonesia 352
India 239
Japan 2
Kenya 8
Sri Lanka 29
Macao Special Administrative Region 3
Madagascar 1
Mexico 1
Mali 2
Mongolia 17
Malaysia 7
Niger 1
Nigeria 22
Nepal 58
New Zealand 1
Pakistan 148
Panama 1
Peru 2
Philippines 203
Russian Federation 3
Singapore 1
Somali 1
Thailand 91
Tunisia 1
Taiwan (Province of China) 12
Tanzania 17
Uganda 4
U.S.A. 8
Venezuela 7
Vietnam 328
South Africa 5
Zambia 2
Total 2,793

For (iii) and (iv), the Immigration Department does not maintain the
requested breakdown information.

B) Number of release cases from the CIC in 2022: 2,861.

C) Average daily detainee population at the CIC in 2022: 261.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

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