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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

#10 #statistics about the #prison population

in england and wales ...

1) the prison population stands at some 84,000

2) thats roundly 153 prisoners per 100,000 of the population

3) which is the 2nd highest rate in western europe (spain is top)

4) its also roundly double what the prison population was in 1980

5) 31% are serving 4 years or more

6) 5% are serving 6 months or less

7) 9% are on remand awaiting trial

8) 4% are awaiting sentence

9) 95% are male

10) forecasts for 2018 are for the prison population to be between 80,000 and 91,000

(source for info is this House of Commons Library Standard Note)

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