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Prison statistics and population projections Scotland: 2013-14

Prison statistics and population projections Scotland: 2013-14

Friday, December 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781785449161

This publication presents data up to 2013-14 on Scottish prison population levels and characteristics, receptions to/liberations from prison. It includes population projections to 2022-23 and contextual explanation of the historical drivers of changes in the population.

Executive Summary

After a sustained overall increase during the 00s, the prison population has been falling since 2011-12, with a drop of 2 per cent between 2012-13 and 2013-14 to an annual daily average of 7,894.

The current set of prison population projections suggests that the daily prison population in Scotland will remain stable over the projection period with an annual average of 7,800.