Prison population

Total number of prisoners at a specific point in time each year.

This measure is part of the offender management section of prisons data. The data source is offender management statistics quarterly.

YearPrison population
30-Jun-201982,710
30-Jun-201882,773
30-Jun-201785,863
30-Jun-201685,134
30-Jun-201586,193
30-Jun-201485,509
30-Jun-201383,842
30-Jun-201286,048
30-Jun-201185,374
30-Jun-201085,002
30-Jun-200983,391
30-Jun-200883,194
30-Jun-200779,734
30-Jun-200677,982
30-Jun-200576,190
30-Jun-200474,488
30-Jun-200373,657
30-Jun-200271,218

30-Jun-2019



Notes
  • Data is not always available for, or applicable to, every prison; and the list of prisons will vary year on year due to closures and newly opened establishments.
  • Prison functions (Male Local etc.) refer to the function of the prison in the most recent year shown. The function of a prison may have been different in previous years.
  • A small number of prisons which are listed separately in the above table are physically co-located and cannot be distinguished on the map.
  • The markers on the map are indicative only. For further information on a prison, or for details of a prison's location, please consult the Ministry of Justice prison finder.
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