More man-years in the correctional service

The number of man-years in the Correctional Service increased by 7 percent in 2007 to 4,100 man-years. From 2005 to 2008, the number of man-years increased by 14 percent.

The total cost of the Correctional Service increased by 9 percent in 2008 and 29 percent from 2005. The total costs of the service were NOK 3 billion in 2008.

New indicators for activities and results in the Correctional Service

The new indicators for activities show that the number of prison days spent in Norwegian prisons during 2008 was 1,265,000 days. This is about the same level as in 2007 and is 9 percent higher than in 2005.

Source: Statistics Norway

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