Muslim population in European prisons

I saw a number mentioned in one newspaper article, and so went looking for more. I will add to this article as I discover more data.

Estimating the percentages of Muslims in prisons across Europe is not simple. In some cases, such as Sweden, collecting such data is illegal. In many cases, the numbers are only estimates.

I linked to my sources, but note that not all sources have the same reliability level. EUMAP - EU Research program, NEWS - mentioned in the news.

Belgium - 16% (12.8% Moroccans, 3.1% Turks) (EUMAP), 35% (NEWS)

Denmark - 20% (NEWS)

England+Wales - 11% (NEWS)

France - 50%-70% (NEWS, NEWS, NEWS)

Germany - 18% foreigners, lowest estimate for Muslims - 5% (EUMAP)

Italy - 40% foreigners, 8% Moroccans (NEWS), ~13% Muslims (NEWS)

The Netherlands: 20%, youth prisons - 26% (EUMAP)

Norway: Over 30% (NEWS)

Spain - 70% (NEWS)

Switzerland - 57.8% in Champ-Dollon prison (Champ-Dollon PDF)

August 6, 2009


Christopher Logan said...

It is time for the West to end all Muslim immigration.

Anonymous said...

how true!

Anonymous said...

But think of all the cultural enrichment they provide.

Anonymous said...

From the story about Spain's Muslim prison population: "The largest Islamic organization in the country, the Islamic Committee of Spain, has welcomed this initiative, taking into account that 70 percent of those in Spanish jails are Muslims, who number around 54,000."

Once again, the organizations who shill for the Islamofascists shamelessly demonstrate their uncanny ability to choose the perfectly wrong side of every issue. The fact that 70% of the prison population are Muslim is apparently irrelevant and nothing to be concerned or embarrassed about. The REAL issue is whether they can pray and eat consistently with the tenets of the religion that likely put them in jail in the first place. Nothing new here--it's perfectly consistent with CAIR's defense of terrorists in this country (Muslims slaughtering Americans? Eh. BUT THEY ARE OUTRAGED by unconfirmed reports that an American looked at a Muslim 7-11 clerk sideways when purchasing a Slurpee). Worthless. Evil.

Anonymous said...

In sweden about 40% of the inmates with swedish passes have "foreign background" And about 25% are not Swedish citizens. (and are usualy not counted in the statistics at all ... only mentioned in passing or fotnotes)

This information is readily availble but no further distinctions are made.

Anonymous said...

I edited clumpsy. 25% of the total swedish prison population are not citizens, of those who are 40% have a foregin background.

Unknown said...

The Dubai government seems almost proud that the number of Muslims in Spanish prisons is so high

Anonymous said...

and the rest (more than a half) is propably CATHOLICS!!!!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Muslims believe in the miracle of Christ and embody his message more so than Christians and definitely more so than Jews - whom by the way deny his miraculous birth and role as a messenger of God.

Feel free to use this statistics to excercise your hate, just as the white supremesists use it in America to hate on blacks.

Anonymous said...

Muhammad only said he believed in Jesus to get converts. If he believed in the teachings of Jesus why does he flog adulterous women whereas Jesus saved the adulerous woman from death. Why does he chop off the hands of thieves whereas Jesus said give the thief your cloak. Why does he say 'an eye for an eye' whereas Jesus says 'turn the other cheek'. Why did Muhammad kill hundreds of people and enslave hundreds more whereas Jesus killed or enslaved no-one.
Jesus and Muhammad are opposites. Only one of them can worship god. You must choose whether your god believes in giving life or taking it away.

Anonymous said...

ok i am a muslim myself but yeah seriously laws are laws everyone should follow unless they are against a majority of the people
hmm some comment saying islam is evil n shit it is not true or that islam is against Christ
in fact we believe in christ as a prophet and not the son of god
it is very rare to cc a true muslim to be seriously and real it is very hard to be a real muslim in fact i wud sad that is it impossible hmm i just to point out that it is not religion but the people within it people like osma uses the weak minded to influence they want to blame people so they blame the western country so they may get wat they want it is not religion it is only a excuses and by now everyone shud know this islam is a peaceful religion but it is very rare for people to follow it the rite way become it is very hard but from my point of view the western country making it hard on themselves because they make new rules and laws that hurt tis people and thus these people think that they western country going against their religions which gives them a excuse to attack and do wat hey doing

PatrickHenry said...

"ok i am a muslim myself but yeah seriously laws are laws everyone should follow unless they are against a majority of the people"

The key phrase is, "Laws are laws everyone should follow unless they are against a majority of the people." Now you can bet your bottom dollar that when muslims are the majority of the people in Norway, your present laws against the following horrific crimes against humanity, will be declared null and void: 1. CHILD MARRIAGE (sanctioned muslim pedophile marriages, that is), 2. MURDER OF YOUR DAUGHTERS OR WIVES(as in "dishonor killings"), 3. and RAPE OF A FEMALE "WHORE" (as in a Norwegian woman who is dressed in conventional Western attire) WILL BE ERASED FROM YOUR CRIMINAL CODE!

Mark my words, if you let muslims become the majority of your wonderful country, or even close to a majority, those crimes, which are sanctioned by sharia laws, will become COMMONPLACE and LEGAL in Norway.

You can prevent this scenario from occuring, but you had better start organizing your friends and family for the coming elections and make sure nobody that you know votes for a liberal, multi-culturalist, open borders, pacifist, muslim appeasing politician, and that means those presently in office that allowed this influx of muslims to invade Norway! If you keep the electing the same old liberals, your country is HISTORY!

Unknown said...

in my country 20% of all inmates are domestic 3 % are foreigners but 77% of people they couldnt determine ethnicy. but all of them a re foreigners.
but often the police is afraid to inprison a foreigner but when it comes for a local, hes quicly in prison.
ccountries that dont have foreigners can be very happy

Esther said...


Where do you live?

I think it's usually the opposite. It's much easier for police to arrest foreigners, who don't have as much access to lawyers and politicians.

Anonymous said...

From the above comment i was able to read that muhammed told he followed jesus only for converts,and muhammed believe in the law an eye for an eye,and jesus did the opposite,if jesus did it opposite we can see on the western culture as they r stuck to drugs,sex and discoveries of sins and also importing it to the world,is ths th jesus expected from his followers in future by his law......or did some strangers condradicted in his books as expeceted to b against jesus...first study what is jesus and where is the bible .....

Daphne said...

There are more witnesses to Jesus performing miracles than to any angel talking to Muhammad.
People follow Jesus because he was an ideal and people try to live up to an ideal. Most times they fail but that is because humans are weak and cannot meet the standards of god.
But surely it is better to aim for an impossible ideal than to flog adulterers, chop off thieves hands and kill people for thought crimes.
Islam is not the word of god. Any barbaric general could have devised such brutal punishments. Or Satan.

Anonymous said...

Asalamualikum(may Allah the almighty give peace to you),

My friend frm my past experienc i ws able to know that bible is the most simplest sacred book as all human can read..... and as a knwoldge seeker i hava some doubt .........did u read bible?if so i had read some verses like ths as "sister to her sister saying keep the father drunk today so that u can intercourse with him as i did yesterday"can u explain what does it mean and do u thnk god will write such things in holy book,if so wht u will cal hm yehovah or satan?and i m challenging u somethng that did u know Quran is uncorrupted till ths moment and Allah told it will b like ths till the end of world.........allah challenges unbelievers to proudce 10 chapter like quran then reduced to 1 chaptr and do u know the smallest chapter in Quran contains 3 verses,and the last offer he gives is produce some wht similiar verses.And u can ask for help all the human kind and all the creation in ths entire universe,can u accept it with ur abilty,and knw till now so many tried 1400yrs and all failed miserably so challenge u if ur belief is righeous i think god will help u......i expect a comment from u and sure i will talk nxt time abwt the miracles u told on last comment..........

Anonymous said...

Ok, Pardon my rant but.....

I'm so sick and tired of the Liberal fagots who wont do anything about the criminal Muslim population because it can be seen as a hate crime.

I'm tired of seeing the obscene amount of people dieing in Iraq and Afghanistan because if any Muslims die its a hate crime.

It enrages me that people who hate us are even allowed to live besides us.

Whats even more frustrating is how people stand and watch as others are hurt by these people.

The way I see things I'm still wondering why those POS Muslim countries haven't been turned into Fking glass yet, and I'm still wondering why the Western population still has not revolted against the hordes of Muslims invading their countries.

And you what, IamMuslim I hope when you and your brethren die you get your virgins except they are all gay dudes hung like horses, just looking for a fun time.

As I see it "Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum."(if you want peace prepare for war) -Vegetius

One Muslim said...

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P-nut said...

Why are the uslims so hung up on the West and SEX, yes we have sex, what's wrong with that ? Sex is great ! Only in your backwards,ignorant world is sex a bad thing,something dirty and to be ashamed of. What a ridiculous way to look at an expression of affection,tenderness,kindness,sharing, and love. If you'd leave the ignorant 7th century tribal Arab desert dweller mentality behind, you'd see that sex is a wonderful thing. Now, marrying and having sex with your cousins like so many of you do ,is wrong ,for lots of reasons. Incest and cannibalism are two almost universal taboos,yet you people who are scared of a womans skin (and their minds) practice incest like it's normal. There is something very,very abnormal about a culture that imprisons women like you Muslims do. Segregation of the sexes is beyond stupidity. I feel sorry for you ,what a sad way of life,no wonder men rape boys and little girls so much in your culture,they are frustrated from living an unnatural life. Why do you fear sex, and love and women so much ? Yet, you exalt pedophilia,domestic violence,incest,buggery, hate,and killing ? Islam is a poisonous way of thinking,a sickness. I hope for all of you that one day you open your minds and leave that foolish superstition in the 7th century where it should have died. How can anyones believe that any God would speak such stupidity like Mohammed said he did. Read the Koran,Hadiths, and Sira,if you do ,there is no way that you will remain a Muslim.

herfeie said...

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