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Prison Brief (England and Wales)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
84 392
at 27.12.2013 (Ministry of Justice – not including juveniles in Secure Training Centres and Local Authority Secure Children’s Homes, of which there were 383 at 31.3.2013)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
148
based on an estimated national population of 57.16 million at end of 2013 (from Office for National Statistics figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
12.9%
(31.3.2013 – 8.8% untried, 4.0% convicted unsentenced)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.5%
(27.12.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.2%
(31.3.2013 – under 18. In addition to these 900 juveniles, a further 263 were being held in Secure Training Centres and 120 in Local Authority Secure Children’s Homes.)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
12.8%
(31.3.2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
133
(2013 – 130 prisons, 3 Immigration Removal Centres)
Official capacity of prison system
76 406
(29.11.2013 – certified normal accommodation in use)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
111.7%
(29.11.2013)

Prison Brief (Scotland)

 

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
7 808
at 29.11.2013 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
146
based on an estimated national population of 5.33 million at end of November 2013 (from National Records of Scotland figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
18.7%
(29.11.2013)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.1%
(29.11.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(29.11.2013 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.4%
(1.9.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
16
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
7 816
(29.11.2013 – design capacity less 4 places temporarily out of use)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
99.9%
(29.11.2013)

 

 

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