Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)

CountryVirgin Islands (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Education and Culture
Prison administration
Prison Service of the British Virgin Islands
Contact address
33 Admin Drive, Wickhams Cay 1, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone
+1 284 468 3701
Website
Email
gis@gov.vg
Head of prison administration (and title)
David Foot
Superintendent of Prison
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
119
at April 2014 (British Virgin Islands prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
425
based on an estimated national population of 28,000 at April 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
32.5%
(December 2010)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.9%
(April 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(April 2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
68 British Virgin Islanders and 49 expatriates comprised the prison population in July 2010.
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014)
Official capacity of prison system
120
(26.5.2008)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
97.5%
(26.5.2008)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1999 43 215
2005 105 457
2008 117 450
2010 117 433
2012 138 493
1999 43 215
2005 105 457
2008 117 450
2010 117 433
2012 138 493

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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. 

                               VIRGIN ISLANDS (UNITED KINGDOM)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2010

6

5.1%

22.2

2014

7

5.9%

25.0

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