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Prisoners: Ethnic Groups

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL3924, tabled on 10 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently in prison aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 to 29, broken down by ethnicity.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The table below shows the numbers of prisoners aged 18 to 24, and 25 to 29, broken down by ethnicity as of 30 September 2021.

Table 1: Number of prisoners, by specific age group and ethnicity, England and Wales as at 30 September 2021

18-24

25-29

All age groups

All ethnicity groups

11,703

13,031

78,756

Asian or Asian British

1,260

1,188

6,435

Black or Black British

2,442

2,128

10,029

Mixed

976

854

3,865

Other ethnic group

289

262

1,208

White

6,617

8,498

56,573

Unrecorded

87

61

421

Not stated

32

40

225

Data quality

The figures in this table has been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Source: Prison NOMIS System, PQ HL3924 (Ministry of Justice; DASD-DES)