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Swiss Statistics

Prisons, detention - Data, IndicatorsOverview: Key figures

 20142015
Juveniles
 Juveniles in secured accomodation on reference day
 Total480433
 Proportion of male (in%)92.189.6
 Proportion of female (in %)7.910.4
 Proportion of 15 years or less (in %)10.612.0
 Proportion of 16 years or older (in %)89.488.0
Adults
 Establishments, prisons (in operation)114117
 Number of detention places7'2357'343
 Places of detention per 100,000 inhabitants8889
 Number of detainees per 100,000 inhabitants8583
 Occupancy rate (in %)95.793.7
 Prison population on reference day
 Total prison population6'9236'884
 Proportion of female detainees (in %)4.75.4
 Proportion of foreign nationals (in %)73.071.0
 Proportion of minors in detention centers for adults (in %)0.40.3
 Detainees according to type of detention on reference day
 Pre-trial detention1'8921'849
 Anticipatory execution of sentence834876
 Serving prison sentences3'6883'673
 Coercive measures based on aliens law328316
 Custody for other reasons181170

State of the databases: 10.11.2015
Source minors: SFO - Reference day survey of juvenile detention (SJS)
Source adults: SFO - Statistics on convictions and persons serving prison sentences (FHE)

 

Further information to adult imprisonment

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-19.04.01.21-je)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
2011-2015
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-19.04.01.21)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
1999-2015

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-19.04.02.81)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
2003-2014
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