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Prison Brief (Belgium)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
12 126
1.1.2013 (Council of Europe)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
108
based on an estimated national population of 11.19 million at beginning of 2013 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
31.8%
(average, 2012)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.3%
(average, 2012)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(1.9.2011 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
44.2%
(average, 2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
33
(2012)
Official capacity of prison system
9 351
(1.1.2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
124.4%
(1.1.2013)

 

 

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