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 – The UN-Crime Trend Survey defines sentenced as "Persons held in prisons, penal institutions or correctional institutions after a first instance decision or a final decision on their case has been made by a competent authority. This includes sentenced prisoners with a final decision and persons held who are awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing and persons held who have been convicted but who have not received a sentence yet. Persons held who have received a custodial sentence for one crime but are still under trial and unsentenced for another crime should be counted as sentenced persons held." This differs from the UK definition, which does not include persons held who have been convicted but who have not received a sentence.
Age, Sex, Age by sex, and Nationality. Since 2016 data is available for age 60 to 69 and age 70 and over, as well as 60 and over.
(Number of remanded detainees in their given group / prison population in their given group) * 100
To align with the UN definition of sentenced, we report the figure for "convicted sentenced" and "sentenced" (separated in the source) combined.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 2023.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||10 August 2023|
|Metadata last updated||10 August 2023|