Luxembourg

CountryLuxembourg
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Direction Général de l'Administration Pénitentiaire
Contact address
Cité Judiciaire, Bâtiment CR, L-2080 Luxembourg
Telephone
+352 47 59 81 348
Fax
+352 47 59 81 395
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Christiane Bisenius
Déléguée du Procureur Général d'Etat
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
690
at 1.9.2017 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
115
based on an estimated national population of 600,400 at beginning of September 2017 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
44.1%
(1.9.2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.5%
(1.9.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.9%
(1.9.2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
73.0%
(1.9.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
2
(2017 - Centre pénitentiaire de Luxembourg, Centre pénitentiaire de Givenich)
Official capacity of prison system
711
(1.9.2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
97.0%
(1.9.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 394 90
2002 380 85
2004 602 131
2006 756 160
2008 674 137
2010 690 136
2012 660 124
2014 656 118
2016 705 121
2000 394 90
2002 380 85
2004 602 131
2006 756 160
2008 674 137
2010 690 136
2012 660 124
2014 656 118
2016 705 121

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. 

                                                    LUXEMBOURG

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010

179
280
303

45.4%
40.4%
43.9%

41
60
60

2017

304

44.1%

51

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.

                                                     LUXEMBOURG

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010
2015

20
32
25
39

5.1%
4.6%
3.6%
5.8%

4.6
6.9
4.9
6.8

2017

38

5.5%

6.3

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