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Prison Brief (Norway)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
3 649
at 1.9.2013 (national prison administration – not including 199 prisoners serving their sentences outside the prisons, e.g. under electronic surveillance)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
72
based on an estimated national population of 5.1 million at beginning of September 2013 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
28.7%
(1.9.2013)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.1%
(1.9.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.1%
(1.9.2013 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
34.0%
(1.9.2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
42
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
3 803
(1.9.2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
96.0%
(1.9.2013)

 

 

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