Prison population in England and Wales 1978-2020

This statistic shows the number of prisoners in custody in England and Wales from 1978 to 2020. In 2012 the the population of prisoners in custody in England and Wales reached its peak value for this period at 86,634.

Number of prisoners in custody in England and Wales from 1978 to 2020,

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Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

1978 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*Data for 2018-2019 taken from the Population and Capacity Briefing for first Fridays of May in the respective years.

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