Kosovo/Kosova

CountryKosovo/Kosova
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice (Ministria e Drejtesise)
Prison administration
Kosovo Correctional Service (Sherbimi Korrektues i Kosoves)
Contact address
Ministria e Drejtesise, Rruga: Perandori Diklecian, 10,000 Prishtine (Pristina)
Telephone
+38 200 18 340
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Sokol Zogaj
Acting Commissioner
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 816
at 1.10.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
100
based on an estimated national population of 1.81 million at beginning of October 2014 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
32.8%
(1.10.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.7%
(1.10.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
2.5%
(1.10.2014 - minors)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.3%
(1.10.2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
12
(2014 - 6 detention centres, 4 prisons, 1 prison hospital, 1 witness protection centre)
Official capacity of prison system
2 447
(1.10.2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
74.2%
(1.10.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 227 11
2002 965 49
2004 1,189 58
2006 1,252 59
2009 1,325 61
2011 1,441 81
2013 1,695 93
2015 1,816 100
2000 227 11
2002 965 49
2004 1,189 58
2006 1,252 59
2009 1,325 61
2011 1,441 81
2013 1,695 93
2015 1,816 100

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. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2001
2004
2009

374
459
502

71.8%
38.6%
37.9%

19
23
23

2014

596

32.8%

33

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. 

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.

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Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2007
2010

25
34
35

2.1%
2.7%
2.4%

1.2
1.6
1.6

2014

49

2.7%

2.7

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