Faeroe Islands (Denmark)

CountryFaeroe Islands (Denmark)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice, Denmark
Prison administration
Department of Prisons and Probation, Denmark
Contact address
Strandgade 100, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone
+45 32 68 4000
Fax
+45 32 68 4050
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Johan Reimann
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
6
at 1.9.2017 (Danish national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
12
based on an estimated national population of 50,345 at beginning of September 2017 (from Statistics Faeroe Islands figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
26.8%
(average, 2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(1.9.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2015)
Official capacity of prison system
11
(average, 2015)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
86.4%
(average, 2015)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 8 18
2000 9 20
2003 13 27
2006 12 24
2008 12 25
2010 10 20
2012 10 21
2014 11 22
2016 8 17
1998 8 18
2000 9 20
2003 13 27
2006 12 24
2008 12 25
2010 10 20
2012 10 21
2014 11 22
2016 8 17

Female prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the trend in the female prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of female prisoners in the prison population on a single date in the year (or the annual average) and the percentage of the total prison population that female prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the female prison population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

                                   FAEROE ISLANDS (DENMARK)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

Female prison
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2005
2010
2015

0
 0*
0

0%
2.0%
0%

0
0.4
0

2017

0

0%

0

*The asterisked figure is an average that has been rounded down: the actual figure in 2010 was 0.19.

The number of female prisoners fluctuates and so the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.

The female prison population rate is calculated on the basis of the national population total. All national population figures are inevitably estimates but the estimates used in the World Prison Brief are based on official national figures, United Nations figures or figures from other recognised international authorities.

(If the rate were calculated on the basis of the number of females in the national population it would of course be approximately double the figure in the final column.)

Prison population total
Prison population rate