7 Pre-release reports
7.1 Part of statutory throughcare involves preparing reports to inform temporary release from prison on home leave and liberation on licence. In 2016-17, 1,600 home leave reports  were produced. Numbers have been around this level in each of the last five years, after dropping sharply from the levels of around 2,000 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. A total of 1,700 home circumstance reports for release from prison on parole/non-parole licence were recorded in 2016-17. This number has remained around 1,500-1,700 since 2010-11 ( Table 1).
7.2 From 2006, those serving a custodial sentence may also be released early under a home detention curfew scheme. During 2016-17, there were 2,500 home detention curfew assessments, six per cent lower than in 2015-16. Numbers have fallen in each of the last four years and are now more than a fifth lower than they were in 2012-13 ( Table 5).