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Prison Brief (Switzerland)

 

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
6 599
at 5.9.2012 (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
82
based on an estimated national population of 8.01 million at September 2012 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
41.2%
(5.9.2012 – 31.1% untried, 10.1% convicted unsentenced)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.9%
(5.9.2012)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.8%
(5.9.2012 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
73.8%
(5.9.2012)
Number of establishments / institutions
109
(2012)
Official capacity of prison system
6 978
(5.9.2012)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
94.6%
(5.9.2012)

 

 

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