Ministry of the Interior
Prison and Probation Administration (Fangelsismalastofnun)
Austurstrond 5, 170 Seltjarnarnesi, Iceland
+354 520 5000
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at 1.9.2016 (national prison administration)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 334,800 at beginning of September 2016 (Eurostat)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)|| |
(1.9.2016 - under 18)
|Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
(1.9.2016; capacity will be 198 when new prison opens in late 2016)
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend(year, prison population total, prison population rate)||
Pre-trial/remand prison population: trend
The table below gives an indication of the recent trend in the pre-trial/remand prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.
It consists of the number of pre-trial/remand 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 pre-trial/remand prisoners constituted on that day.
The final column shows the pre-trial/remand population rate per 100,000 of the national population.
It should be noted that the number of pre-trial/remand prisoners fluctuates from day to day, month to month and year to year. Consequently the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.
The pre-trial/remand 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.
Prison population trend up to 2000
The figures below give an indication of the prison population trend in the years up to 2000. They supplement the more recent figures that are shown at the foot of the Overview page and in the graphs below.
Prison population rate