SDG 16 · Indicator

Unsentenced detainees

% of prison population


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Description

Unsentenced prisoners as a percentage of overall prison population. Persons held unsentenced or pre-trial refers to persons held in prisons, penal institutions or correctional institutions who are untried, pre-trial or awaiting a first instance decision on their case from a competent authority regarding their conviction or acquittal.

Long-Term Objective

Average of 5 best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 7.

Reference

UNODC (2020). Total Persons Held Unsentenced. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. Available from: https://dataunodc.un.org/data/prison/total%20persons%20held%20unsentenced

Unsentenced detainees