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Facts and Figures

Facts and figures

Facts and Figures

  • 13.1% of adult prisoners self identify as black, compared with approximately 2.9% of the over 18 population recorded in the 2011 Census.
  • Muslim prisoners account for 13.4% of the prison population compared with 4.2% in the 2011 Census.
  • There are proportionately many more young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) male prisoners than older ones, with BAME representation in the 15-17 age group the highest at 43.7%.
  • People from BAME backgrounds are more likely to plead not guilty and to be tried.
  • In prison, Black or mixed origin service users are subject to higher rates of adjudication, spend more days than average in segregation and are more frequently subject to the use of force.

All references for these facts and figures can be found in the Young Review's final report.