Incarceration rate in the United Kingdom 2008-2018

England and Wales had an incarceration rate of 142.4 per 100 thousand people in 2018, compared with 136.5 for Scotland and 77 for Northern Ireland. In 2008, Scotland had a higher incarceration rate than England and Wales, but this declined at a faster rate than those two countries after 2012. Northern Ireland has consistently had the lowest incarceration rate of the Untied Kingdom's countries.

Incarceration rate in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2018, by country

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Release date

April 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* 2016 data

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