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Prisons, detention - Data, IndicatorsOverview: Key figures

 20122013
Establishments, prisons (in operation)109110
Number of detention places6'9787'048
Places of detention per 100,000 inhabitants8787
Number of detainees per 100,000 inhabitants8387
Occupancy rate (in %)94.6100.3
Prison population on reference day  
Total prison population6'5997'072
Proportion of female detainees (in %)4.95.2
Proportion of foreign nationals (in %)73.974.3
Proportion of minors (in %)0.80.4
Detainees according to type of detention on reference day  
Pre-trial detention2'0512'104
Anticipatory execution of sentence669766
Serving prison sentences3'2813'667
Coercive measures based on aliens law427375
Protective custody and custody for other reasons171160
State of the database: 27.11.2013
Source: SFO - Statistics on convictions and persons serving prison sentences
Insassenbestand nach Haftform am Stichtag 2002-2007

Chart complementary of prison population

Objects Title Period
Imprisonment, Prison population on reference day. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 29 KB   Imprisonment, Prison population on reference day
(je-e-19.03.05.01.01)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
1999-2013

Chart complementary of deaths and suicides

Objects Title Period
Deprivation of liberty, deaths and suicides. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 28 KB   Deprivation of liberty, deaths and suicides
(je-e-19.03.05.01.11)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
2003-2012
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