Gender breakdown of detainees at MTKDC (yearly)

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the gender of detainees at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2010 – 2020,

a) the number of detainees admitted in each year broken down according to gender (male, female, transgender)

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

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (536) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
Our department has received your application for access to information on
12.10.2021. 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
01.11.2021. 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 (536) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

I refer to your request for access to information on 12.10.2021 and our
interim reply to you on 20.10.2021. I hereby provide you with the
following information.

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 admissions
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

Amongst the admissions to the MTKDC in 2020, 2,267 were male and 1,626
were female whilst the yearly number of admission of transgender detainees
in 2020 is not maintained.  The Immigration Department does not maintain
the request breakdown information of detainees from 2010 to 2019.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration