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Crime and policing statistics

​Recorded crime

There were 3,028 crimes recorded in Jersey in 2017. 

This figure is 4% more than in 2016 and represents 29.1 crimes per 1,000 of the population.

A third (35%) of recorded crime resulted in offenders being charged for court or reported to parish hall enquiries.

Recorded crime in Jersey
 

Source: States of Jersey Police, download the chart data

Parishes

Over 60% of crime in 2017 occurred in St. Helier. 

Seven of the Island’s parishes recorded an average of fewer than two crimes per week.

Road traffic collisions (RTCs)

In 2017, there was one fatal and 55 serious-injury road traffic collisions (RTCs). 

Number of serious injury or fatal RTC's in Jersey
 

Source: States of Jersey Police, download the chart data

Further reading: States of Jersey Police website

States of Jersey Prison Service

The prison population in Jersey increased between 2003 and 2011, with 2011 seeing an average of 185 prisoners. 

However, the average prison population has since decreased and the average population in 2017 was 136.​

Prison population 2003 to 2017

Year Minimum 
population
Maximum 
population
Average population
2003122187165
2004157195170
2005158181172
2006157189174
2007172200184
2008171192181
2009166199184
2010162199177
2011163200185
2012142170157
2013148169159
2014129150140
2015131166151
​2016
131​157​140​
​2017
124​144​136​


 

Number of temporary releases and breaches 2003 to 2017

Year Number of temporary releases Work
experience
Breaches​Percentage of breaches
20037,6834,067751.0%​
20046,1592,48028​0.5%
20056,0483,53219​0.3%
20067,7643,58618​0.2%
20076,1164,09817​0.2%
20085,2034,46922​0.4%
20095,3612,55926​0.4%
20104,8912,67910​0.2%
20115,3022,76617​0.3%
20123,4751,8668​0.2%
20132,7141,5802<​0.1%
20143,0371,6142​<0.1%
20152,4601,43450.2%​
​2016
3,255​1,301​6​0.2%​
​2017
3,105​*0​3​0.1%​




* The prison service did not operate a Work Release scheme in 2017.

Source: States of Jersey Prison Service

Further reading:

States of Jersey Prison Service
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