Scottish Prison Population statistics

Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order

Data on Scottish prison population levels and characteristics, receptions to/liberations from prison.


Data from 2014-15 onwards have been affected by a technical issue which is currently under investigation. In the meantime, up-to-date annual an weekly data on the population in custody broken down by custody type, gender and age can be found at on the Scottish Prison Service website

Scottish Prison Population


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