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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Prison Statistics Scotland: 2008-09

DescriptionStatistical bulletin showing information on the Scottish prison population.
ISBN978-7559-7730-7
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2009
Website Publication DateNovember 27, 2009

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A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 0 7559 7730 7
ISSN 0264 1178

This document is also available in pdf format (400k)
Tables are available as an Excel workbook.

Contents

Covering Letter

1. Introduction

2. Key points

3. Main findings
Prison population
Population profile
Home Detention Curfew
Receptions
Breaches of discipline and punishments
International comparisons of prison population

4. Tables
Notes on tables
Average daily population in penal establishments by type of custody: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Average daily population and maximum number by penal establishment: 2008-09
Average daily population of sentenced offenders by length of sentence: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Offenders in custody by age, ethnic origin, religion and supervision level: 30 June 2008
Main crime/offence of offenders in custody by sex and custody type: 30 June 2008
Community Justice Authority and local authority home area of offenders in custody by age and sex: 30 June 2008
Liberations from prison by custody type/sentence length and local authority area of home address: 2008-09
Prisoners released on Home Detention Curfew: August 2006 to March 2009
Receptions to penal establishments by type of custody: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Sentenced receptions to penal establishments by sentencing court:1999-00 to 2008-09
Unruly certificate receptions by sex, age, crime/offence and time spent in custody: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Direct sentenced receptions to penal establishments by age and sex: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Direct sentenced receptions to penal establishments by main crime/offence: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Direct sentenced receptions to penal establishments by length of sentence, age and sex 1999-00 to 2008-09
Length of sentence imposed for direct sentenced receptions by main crime/offence, age and sex: 2008-09
Fine default receptions to penal establishments by age, sex, length of sentence and amount of fine outstanding: 1999-00 to 2008-09
Breaches of discipline and outcome in penal establishments by sex, age and type: 2008-09
Prison population and rate per 100,000 population by jurisdiction: 2008

5. Notes and definitions
Coverage and data collection
Counting conventions
Fine default
Unruly certificates
Home Detention Curfew
Supervision level
Community Justice Authorities
Classification of crimes/offences

A National Statistics publication for Scotland

List of charts

Chart 1 Average daily prison population (Scotland): 1900 to 2008-09
Chart 2 Average daily prison population by category of prisoner: 1999-2000 to 2008-09
Chart 3 Age distribution of prisoners by sex: 30 June 2008
Chart 4 Imprisonment rate per 100,000 population (Scotland): June 2008
Chart 5 Average daily population on Home Detention Curfew: August 2006 to March 2009
Chart 6 Prison receptions by custody type: 1999-2000 to 2008-09
Chart 7 Average sentence imposed (days): 1999-00 to 2008-09
Chart 8 Imprisonment rate per 100,000 population: 2008

Additional Datasets for Prisons