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Prison population. By age group and type of crime

Prison population. By sex, age groups and type of offence. Total Catalonia. 2021
18-20 21-25 26-40 41-60 61 and over Total
Offences (old Penal code) 0 0 3 11 10 24
Against State domestic security (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Falsification 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against the Administration of justice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against public health and the environment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against traffic safety 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil servants in exercising their duties 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against people 0 0 1 7 4 12
Against sexual liberty 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against honour 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against freedom and security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against property 0 0 0 0 3 3
Punishable imprudence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special laws (smuggling and fraud) 0 0 2 4 3 9
Misdemeanours 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offences (new Penal code) 219 768 3,391 2,986 358 7,722
Homicide 14 62 353 370 66 865
Causing injury 9 25 142 96 3 275
Against freedom 2 5 36 30 0 73
Torture and against moral integrity 0 2 8 9 1 20
Against sexual freedom 14 49 274 275 78 690
Failure to render aid 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against intimacy, right to one's image and inviolability of the home 0 1 10 8 1 20
Against honour 0 0 0 1 0 1
Against family relations 0 0 4 5 1 10
Against rights of foreign citizens 0 2 5 2 2 11
Against wealth and socio-economic order 161 449 1,503 1,035 81 3,229
Against the Treasury 0 0 0 13 12 25
Against right of workers 0 0 1 1 0 2
Against collective security and public health 11 120 665 715 59 1,570
Falsification 0 3 18 23 7 51
Against public administration 0 0 0 4 6 10
Against the administration of justice 1 6 43 44 0 94
Against the Constitution 0 0 2 3 0 5
Against public order 4 10 59 56 2 131
Misdemeanours 0 1 5 3 0 9
Gender violence 3 31 247 273 36 590
Others 0 2 16 20 3 41
Total 219 768 3,394 2,997 368 7,746
Source: Ministry of Justice.
Note: (1) Includes attacks on authorities, agents and government employees, resistance, disobedience, contempt, insults, slander and threats.
Prison population. By sex, age groups and type of offence. Men Catalonia. 2021
18-20 21-25 26-40 41-60 61 and more Total
Offences (old Penal code) 0 0 3 10 10 23
Against State domestic security (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Falsification 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against the Administration of justice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against public health and the environment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against traffic safety 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil servants in exercising their duties 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against people 0 0 1 7 4 12
Against sexual liberty 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against honour 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against freedom and security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against property 0 0 0 0 3 3
Punishable imprudence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special laws (smuggling and fraud) 0 0 2 3 3 8
Misdemeanours 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offences (new Penal code) 212 723 3,182 2,759 336 7,212
Homicide 12 58 335 329 63 797
Causing injury 9 25 131 86 3 254
Against freedom 2 5 35 29 0 71
Torture and against moral integrity 0 2 7 6 1 16
Against sexual freedom 14 49 273 272 77 685
Failure to render aid 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against intimacy, right to one's image and Inviolability of the home 0 1 10 8 0 19
Against honour 0 0 0 1 0 1
Against family relations 0 0 4 5 1 10
Against rights of foreign citizens 0 2 4 1 2 9
Against wealth and socio-economic order 157 432 1,415 958 72 3,034
Against the Treasury 0 0 0 10 11 21
Against right of workers 0 0 0 1 0 1
Against collective security and public health 10 100 592 649 54 1,405
Falsification 0 3 16 21 6 46
Against public administration 0 0 0 3 5 8
Against the administration of justice 1 4 41 38 0 84
Against the Constitution 0 0 2 3 0 5
Against public order 4 8 57 50 2 121
Misdemeanours 0 1 3 1 0 5
Gender violence 3 31 247 273 36 590
Others 0 2 10 15 3 30
Total 212 723 3,185 2,769 346 7,235
Source: Departament de Justícia. Direcció General de Règim Penitenciari i Recursos.
Note: (1) Includes attacks on authorities, agents and government employees, resistance, disobedience, contempt, insults, slander and threats.
Prison population. By sex, age groups and type of offence. Women Catalonia. 2021
18-20 21-25 26-40 41-60 61 and over Total
Offences (old Penal code) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against State domestic security (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Falsification 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against the Administration of justice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against public health and the environment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against traffic safety 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil servants in exercising their duties 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against people 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against sexual liberty 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against honour 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against freedom and security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against property 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punishable imprudence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special laws (smuggling and fraud) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misdemeanours 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offences (new Penal code) 8 45 210 226 22 511
Homicide 2 4 18 41 3 68
Causing injury 0 0 11 10 0 21
Against freedom 0 0 1 1 0 2
Torture and against moral integrity 0 0 1 3 0 4
Against sexual freedom 0 0 1 3 1 5
Failure to render aid 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against intimacy, right to one's image and inviolability of the home 0 0 0 0 1 1
Against honour 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against family relations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against rights of foreign citizens 0 0 1 1 0 2
Against wealth and socio-economic order 4 17 88 77 9 195
Against the Treasury 0 0 0 3 1 4
Against right of workers 0 0 1 0 0 1
Against collective security and public health 1 20 73 66 5 165
Falsification 0 0 2 2 1 5
Against public administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against the administration of justice 0 2 2 6 0 10
Against the Constitution 0 0 0 0 0 0
Against public order 0 2 2 6 0 10
Misdemeanours 0 0 2 2 1 5
Gender violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others 1 0 7 5 0 13
Total 8 45 210 226 22 511
Source: Departament de Justícia. Direcció General de Règim Penitenciari i Recursos.
Note: (1) Includes attacks on authorities, agents and government employees, resistance, disobedience, contempt, insults, slander and threats.

Last update: May 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Prision population
Set of people detained in penitentiary centres in compliance with custodial sentences in the Penal code and that are in any of the following procedural situations: accused criminals, convicts or detained on preventative grounds, if the cause is processed.

Methodological aspects

The introduction of the new penal Code, on January 1, 1996, led to the classification of convicts on the basis of a new typology of offences, which will coexist alongside the classification used in the previous Penal Code. For statistical purposes it should be noted, however, that each convict is only classified for one offence, always the one for which the convict has received the toughest sentence.

Data is provided on the penal courts that were created to take responsibility for judging and sentencing less serious offences. This also includes the activity of provincial audiences. The information is completed with data on the prison population on December 31.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".