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NCJ Number: 201608 Find in a Library
Title: Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics SPACE I: Enquiry 1999: Prison Population
Journal: Penological Information Bulletin  Issue:23, 24  Dated:December 2002  Pages:41-66
Author(s): Pierre V. Tournier
Date Published: December 2002
Page Count: 26
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: Based on information obtained from a survey of Council of Europe countries, this report presents statistics on the prison populations of these countries as of September 1, 1999.
Abstract: The data address prison admissions, lengths of imprisonment, and inmate incidents in 1998 (escapes, inmates absconding, deaths, and suicides). Each of the tables provides data for each country. Table 1 presents data on the total number of inmates, the inmate population rate, total prison capacity, and rate of occupancy. Another table provides statistics on the age structure of inmates, followed by a table with data on female prisoners and foreign prisoners. A table presents data on the number and rates of inmates in various legal statuses in prison. A table on the number of inmates sentenced for various offense categories encompasses homicide, wounding with intent to harm, rape, robbery with violence, other categories of theft, drug-related offenses, and "other cases." Two other tables provide statistics on inmates by length of sentence and by length of sentence for inmates sentenced to less than 1 year. A table that presents data on the flow of admissions addresses the total number of admissions for 1998, the rate of admissions per 100,000 inhabitants for 1998, and admissions before final sentence. Other tables present statistics that pertain to the indicator of average length of imprisonment, escapes, other forms of escape, deaths in penal institutions, suicides in penal institutions, and deaths in penal institutions other than suicides. 14 tables
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Country-by-country surveys; Custody deaths; Escape; Europe; European Union; Foreign corrections statistics; Inmate characteristics; Inmate suicide
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