Gibraltar (United Kingdom)

CountryGibraltar (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
Department of Social Services
Prison administration
Gibraltar Prison Service
Contact address
H.M. Prison Windmill Hill, 1 Alectoris Lane, Windmill Hill Road, Gibraltar
Telephone
+350 200 78550 or 70363
Fax
+350 200 41476
Website
Email
h.m.prison@gibtelecom.net
Head of prison administration (and title)
Daniel Agius
Superintendent of Prison
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
56
at 12.12.2016 (Ministry of Health, Care and Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
165
based on an estimated national population of 33,950 at December 2016 (calculated from official Gibraltar statistics)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
26.8%
(12.12.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.1%
(12.12.2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.8%
(12.12.2016 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
33.9%
(12.12.2016)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2016 - H.M. Prison Windmill Hill)
Official capacity of prison system
98
(12.12.2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
57.1%
(12.12.2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 18 67
2002 21 74
2004 19 66
2006 30 104
2008 37 126
2010 53 180
2012 63 210
2014 46 139
2000 18 67
2002 21 74
2004 19 66
2006 30 104
2008 37 126
2010 53 180
2012 63 210
2014 46 139

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. 

                                          GIBRALTAR (UNITED KINGDOM)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2001
2005
2009

0
0
2

0%
0%
3.9%

0
0
6.8

2016

4

7.1%

11.8

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