Prison Insider’s 2021 country profile provides the figures available to date and a selection of press articles. It is designed to be evolutive and to document both the legal principles and their implementation. This fact sheet requires further development: completing the report calls for everyone’s participation. Please share any relevant information with our editorial board.
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Type of government
(with directorate system, unique to Switzerland)
Human Development Index
Homicide rate (per 100,000 inhabitants)