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NCJ Number: 148446 Find in a Library
Title: Statistics on Prison Populations in Member States of The Council of Europe (1991 Survey)
Journal: Penological Information Bulletin  Issue:17  Dated:(December 1992)  Pages:17-26
Author(s): P Tournier
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 10
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: This statistical survey conducted by the Council for Penological Cooperation covers the prison populations of 16 European countries as of September 1, 1991, and the flow of inmates for 1990.
Abstract: The raw data solicited permitted to calculate the total prison population for each country, detention rate per 100,000, proportion of untried prisoners within the prison population, pretrial detention rates per 100,000, proportion of women prisoners, proportion of juvenile and young adult prisoners, and proportion of foreign prisoners. Nine of these countries experienced a considerable upward trend in their total prison populations since September 1, 1990 (Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Austria, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Finland), while seven states experienced a decrease (Italy, Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, and Turkey). With the exception of Turkey, however, no country experienced a lasting decrease in prison populations. For inmate flow, the following indicators were calculated: number of entries in 1990, rate of imprisonments per 100,000 in 1990, rate of untried prisoners, and indicator of average duration of imprisonment. The article includes statistical charts and graphs.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Europe; Inmate statistics; International crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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