Syria

CountrySyria
Ministry responsible
Ministry of the Interior
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
10 599
at 2004 (United Nations 9th Survey)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
60
based on an estimated national population of 17.68 million at mid-2004 (United Nations)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
50.5%
(2004)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.4%
(of convicted prisoners, 2004)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.3%
(of convicted prisoners, 2004)
Number of establishments / institutions
35
(2004)
Official capacity of prison system
16 161
(2004)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
65.6%
(2004)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1997 14,000 92
2003 11,829 68
2004 10,599 58
1997 14,000 92
2003 11,829 68
2004 10,599 58

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