Prisons in England and Wales

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Statista dossier about prisons in England and Wales

This dossier presents statistics about prisons in England and Wales. This includes demographic information, and also data on violence within prisons, as well as the key numbers and rates (including historical data for trend analysis).

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Incarceration rate in the United Kingdom 2008-2019

    • Prison population in England and Wales 1978-2020

    • Number of prison officers in England and Wales (UK) 2010-2020

    • Largest prisons in England and Wales in 2020

    • Government spending on prisons in the UK 2009-2020

    • Rate of deaths per 1,000 prisoners in England and Wales 2000-2020

  • 2. Demographics
    • United Kingdom (UK): prison population 2011-2020, by gender

    • Prison population of England and Wales in 2020, by age group

    • Prisoners by ethnicity England and Wales in 2019

    • Leading religions of prisoners in England and Wales in 2020

    • Leading nationalities of foreign prisoners in England and Wales in 2020

  • 3. Sentence Length
    • Number of prisoners in England and Wales (UK) 2020 by length of sentence

    • Average length of prison sentences for all offences in England and Wales 2000-2020

    • Average length of prison sentences for offences in England and Wales 2020

    • Opinion on prison sentences not being harsh enough in Britain in 2019

  • 4. Violence
    • Assaults among prisoners in England and Wales 2005-2018

    • Prison assaults on staff in England and Wales 2005-2020

    • Number of self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales 2010-2020

    • Individuals self-harming in prison in England and Wales 2004-2019

    • Prison assaults: prisons with the most incidents in England and Wales in 2018

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