Table 2

Approximate under 18 prison population by country4

CountryNumber in custody (date)Custody per 1000 total populationAge of criminal responsibility
England and Wales2829 (31.10.01)0.2410 years
France809 (1.9.98)0.0613 years
Austria199 (31.8.99)0.1214 years
Portugal209 (31.12.99)0.1216 years
Belgium141 (1.9.98)0.0918 years
Netherlands79 (1.9.98)0.0212 years
Spain177 (1.9.98)0.0216 years
Denmark14 (12.9.98)0.0115 years
Finland7 (1.9.98)0.0115 years