Publication - Statistics

Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

Published: 14 Jul 2020

This publication explores the characteristics of imprisoned people in Scotland. Following several years of sustained decrease, the prison population has risen sharply since 2017-2018 to an annual average of around 8,200 in 2019-2020.

Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020
An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland

An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland

Experimental statistics are statistics which are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage.

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How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical bulletin:

☐ are available in more detail on statistics.gov.scot

☐ are available on the UK Data Archive under end user license

☒ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Please contact justice_analysts@gov.scot for further information.

☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.

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First Published 1.0 14/07/2020

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