World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

United Arab Emirates

CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Interior
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Brigadier) Hamad Al Shamesi
Director-General of Punitive and Correctional Establishments
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
11 193
at 2006 (United Nations 10th Survey)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
229
based on an estimated national population of 4.88 million at mid-2006 (United Nations)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
45.9%
(2006)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
11.2%
(2006)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.6%
(2006 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
92.2%
(2006)
Number of establishments / institutions
21
(2006 - 14 for adults, 7 for juveniles.)
Official capacity of prison system
7 045
(2006)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
158.9%
(2006)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 c 6,000 c 213
2001 c 11,000 c 351
2003 8,827 262
2005 9,936 239
2013 11,193 238
1998 c 6,000 c 213
2001 c 11,000 c 351
2003 8,827 262
2005 9,936 239
2013 11,193 238

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