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Table 10: Nationality of persons committed to prison & places of detention 2001-2006.

Nationality 2001 2002 2003 2004 20051 2006
Irish 7,806 7,551 7,194 7,016 6,501 6,799
EU 289 279 272 215 669 1,011
Other European 638 983 1,321 845 653 618
Asian 131 257 253 217 264 483
African 448 446 503 374 424 550
North American 12 21 14 17 13 19
Central/ South American 40 58 147 78 100 183
Australian/Asian 11 9 10 1 7 6
Not Recorded 164 112 100 57 55 31
Total 9,539 9,716 9,814 8,820 8,686 9,700

 

 

1. Figures for 2005 taken from the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2006. Some of these figures differ from their counterparts published in the 2005 report. The changing make-up of the EU is likely to have been a factor is this change.

(Source: Irish Prison Service Annual Reports, 2001-2006)


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