|Country||Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)|
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Prison Service of the British Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 627, East End, Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120
+1 284 468 6318
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
Superintendent of Prison
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
average for 2022 (national prison administration)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 31,000 at mid-2022 (from United Nations figures)
|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)|| |
(November 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|| |
(2022 - Balsam Ghut)
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
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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)
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.)