Change in Prisoner Sex Ratios Worldwide, 1977-2010

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Reference point: sheet: justice 1977-2006

Prisoner sex ratios across 45 national jurisdictions in 1977 and 2010, with additional, smaller comparisons for parliament members, police, prosecutors, judges, and prison staff.

This dataset compares the sex composition of police, prosecutors, judges, prison staff, and prisoners within criminal justice systems worldwide from 1977 to 2006-2010. Figures for circa 1977 are constructed from the 2nd U.N. Crime Survey. The Adapted Walmsley Prisoner Dataset provides an encompassing comparison to prisoners c. 2010. For police, prosecutors, judges, prison staff, and prisoners, comparative figures for circa 2006 are constructed from the 10th U.N. Crime Survey.

This dataset provides both data for the relevant comparator jurisdictions over time and comparative summary statistics. For a more encompassing comparison for prisoners and members of parliament from 2003 to 2010, see the Adapted Walmsley Prisoner Dataset.

Dataset sheets:

  • prisoners 1977-2010: prisoner counts and sex ratios for 45 national jurisdictions in 1977 and 2010
  • justice systems 1977-2006: counts and sex ratios for parliament members, police, prosecutors, judges, prison staff, and prisoners (37 national jurisdictions, has missing data)
  • judges 1977-2006: sex ratios for judges and prisoners for 13 national jurisdictions reported the relevant data in 1977 and 2006

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