This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Prison population remanded in custody, as a proportion of overall prison population
The total number of persons held in detention who have not yet been sentenced, as a percentage of the total number of persons held in detention, on a specified date.
England and Wales
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Remand – Until a prisoner is convicted, in theory they should be treated as innocent until proven guilty. Prisoners in custody on remand are those awaiting commencement or continuation of trial prior to verdict. This category also includes those prisoners that are convicted unsentenced. These are prisoners that have been convicted but are still waiting to be sentenced.
Sentenced – Those held in custody as a result of receiving a sentence in a criminal court. Persons committed for default of a fine are normally included in this group. It should be noted that immediate custodial sentenced numbers do not include fine defaulters.
Age, Sex, Age by sex and Nationality
(Number of remanded detainees in their given group / prison population in their given group) * 100
For more information about these data, including quality and methodology please see the Guide to offender management statistics. An explanation of the recent increase in the proportion of prisoners remanded in custody can be found in Offender management statistics quarterly - January to March 2022.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||04 August 2022|
|Metadata last updated||18 August 2022|