Number of persons held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of persons held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the average daily detainee population

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year

c) the number of persons admitted in each year

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (500) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Ms Amador,

Re: Freedom of Information request – Number of persons held at Ma Tau Kok
Detention Centre

Our department has received your application for access to information on
11 March 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 31
March 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 (500) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R
Dear Ms Amador,
Re: Freedom of Information request – Number of persons held at Ma Tau Kok
Detention Centre
I refer to your request for access to information on 11 March 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 19 March 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information:
(a) Average daily detainee population in each year at the Ma Tau Kok
Detention Centre (“MTKDC”)

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 42 33 41

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 22 10 43

(c) Number of admissions to the MTKDC in each year

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 5069 3936 3893

I hope the information is useful to you.
Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration