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Prisons, detention - Data, IndicatorsOverview: Key figures

 20132014
Establishments, prisons (in operation)110114
Number of detention places7'0487'235
Places of detention per 100,000 inhabitants8788
Number of detainees per 100,000 inhabitants8785
Occupancy rate (in %)100.395.7
Prison population on reference day  
Total prison population7'0726'923
Proportion of female detainees (in %)5.24.7
Proportion of foreign nationals (in %)74.373.0
Proportion of minors (in %)0.40.4
Detainees according to type of detention on reference day  
Pre-trial detention2'1041'892
Anticipatory execution of sentence766834
Serving prison sentences3'6673'688
Coercive measures based on aliens law375328
Custody for other reasons160181
State of the database: 25.11.2014
Source: SFO - Statistics on convictions and persons serving prison sentences
Imprisonment, Detainees according to type of detention (chart)

Objects Title Period
Imprisonment, Detainees according to type of detention (chart). Download (). Download opens in new window 57 KB   Imprisonment, Detainees according to type of detention (chart)
(gr-e-19.03.05.01.01-je)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
2010-2014

Chart complementary of prison population

Objects Title Period
Imprisonment, Prison population on reference day. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 35 KB   Imprisonment, Prison population on reference day
(je-e-19.03.05.01.01)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
1999-2014

Chart complementary of deaths and suicides

Objects Title Period
Deprivation of liberty, deaths and suicides. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 35 KB   Deprivation of liberty, deaths and suicides
(je-e-19.03.05.01.11)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
2003-2013
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