Total prison population

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CountriesDateAdults Female heldAdults Female held per 100,000Adults Male heldAdults Male held / 100,000Juveniles heldJuveniles held per 100,000Persons in detentionRate in detention per 100.000Ch.
United States [+]2019208,100159.81,862,0001,487.63,5004.72,073,600630.1-2.92%
Germany [+]20193,60910.359,411178.063,14675.6-4.43%
France [+]20192,5119.467,336276.08045.870,651108.50.63%
Japan [+]20194,6818.451,26798.350.048,42938.2-3.99%
Spain [+]20194,26721.552,142277.98049.958,517125.2-0.71%
Italy [+]20192,66310.158,106237.51,46315.162,232102.81.93%
Portugal [+]201984318.411,798296.430618.312,947126.6-0.28%
Greece [+]201948710.910,374245.3301.710,891104.02.70%
Ireland [+]2019945.32,969173.2141.24,01782.30.06%
Andorra [+]2019619.543136.8004963.5-0.18%
United Arab Emirates [+]20161,13759.18,629148.519813.49,826105.0-1.57%
Afghanistan [+]201730,00082.74.03%
Antigua and Barbuda [+]2018305316.8-0.89%
Albania [+]2019867.74,936433.9233.75,045175.1-5.04%
Armenia [+]2019725.82,192216.991.32,22175.1-2.18%
Angola [+]201622,90779.4-6.45%
Argentina [+]20184,36226.890,375604.01,0448.095,927216.210.06%
Austria [+]201960015.88,325230.71479.59,072101.3-1.70%
Australia [+]20183,62537.239,343414.497417.243,948176.53.03%
Azerbaijan [+]201956715.120,347572.2582.120,972208.7-5.00%
Bosnia and Herzegovina [+]20191097.84,332328.4417.15,908179.035.92%
Barbados [+]20192521.1753697.196159.0874304.52.69%
Bangladesh [+]20192,1585.35461.088,21154.14.75%
Belgium [+]201852511.410,345236.4140.610,07387.7-0.54%
Burkina Faso [+]2018681.74,862133.01091.37,81239.6-3.85%
Bulgaria [+]20192167.26,212223.9201.66,44892.1-2.34%
Bahrain [+]2017857299.910.33,485233.3-15.68%
Burundi [+]201837515.46,993303.11593.110,98798.35.46%
Benin [+]20172488.67,413266.41402.57,80169.81.61%
Brunei [+]20173126.532.5847199.548.26%
Bolivia [+]20191,27534.716,933466.652212.418,208158.2-2.25%
Brazil [+]201937,19746.0718,007943.323,72541.4755,274357.90.74%
Bahamas [+]20194534.41,3531,133.04542.72,482637.3-9.72%
Bhutan [+]20194722.01,000405.03714.81,954256.18.22%
Botswana [+]20177110.83,629627.743150.64,343197.0-2.79%
Belarus [+]20182,22853.327,460790.2885.032,556344.4-5.26%
Belize [+]2019182143.21,7931,453.19165.02,066529.39.65%
Canada [+]201779211.339,578107.7-3.85%
Democratic Republic of the Congo [+]201520,55027.0-15.49%
Central African Republic [+]201576417.0-9.64%
Republic of the Congo [+]20141,24026.2-19.33%
Switzerland [+]201939311.06,173177.7110.76,57776.6-1.14%
Ivory Coast [+]201716,12766.040.47%
Chile [+]20193,99853.841,123580.41,13725.646,258244.1-0.57%
Cameroon [+]201774211.828,596464.49107.531,836129.65.68%
China [+]2019116,89121.41,437,568255.56,6722.22,447,606170.72.26%
Colombia [+]20198,22444.6110,336641.51,79512.4123,802245.93.01%
Costa Rica [+]201919510.32,245120.21058.23,19263.2-77.99%
Cuba [+]201257,337509.3-4.40%
Cape Verde [+]20184324.11,150643.2368197.51,567288.20.45%
Cyprus [+]2019336.9701147.92510.375963.321.66%
Czech Republic [+]20191,73038.719,162451.0613.121,048196.9-2.67%
Djibouti [+]201866269.04.39%
Denmark [+]20191827.83,729163.490.83,92067.97.47%
Dominica [+]2017190267.6-6.40%
Dominican Republic [+]20181664.816,584488.836010.126,078245.4-1.86%
Algeria [+]20199156.960,707454.85284.065,000151.01.20%
Ecuador [+]20192,61244.536,639636.75369.339,787229.04.34%
Estonia [+]201911219.52,360476.8155.92,487187.6-3.95%
Egypt [+]2016106,000112.220.64%
Ethiopia [+]2014113,727115.9-3.26%
Finland [+]20192169.42,656121.6736.92,94553.2-0.54%
Fiji [+]20161,826209.417.05%
Federated States of Micronesia [+]2014132122.921.62%
Gabon [+]20184,476211.229.64%
Grenada [+]2018512.44301,064.313.2872782.496.27%
Georgia [+]201926415.89,054628.7475.19,740243.71.88%
Ghana [+]201814,46748.6-4.67%
The Gambia [+]20141,12155.48.76%
Guinea [+]20171335.31933.73,20026.57.34%
Equatorial Guinea [+]201550042.8
Guatemala [+]20192,82151.922,615450.51,00714.125,436144.72.68%
Guinea-Bissau [+]201713027.2735171.259632.6-32.82%
Guyana [+]20195521.21,980765.3124.42,035260.0-5.54%
Hong Kong [+]20191,60346.06,256219.532530.37,07495.1-14.86%
Honduras [+]20181,12937.619,599672.42747.420,728216.25.43%
Croatia [+]201918510.33,293203.1557.73,53385.510.52%
Haiti [+]20188,88279.9-1.24%
Hungary [+]20191,27530.015,200406.218911.216,664172.1-3.18%
Indonesia [+]201912,64514.1215,957241.13,4794.1265,15998.06.61%
Israel [+]20182077.617,008659.139115.319,376231.2-1.38%
India [+]201918,1884.5393,80491.9478,60035.01.65%
Iraq [+]201545,000145.038.13%
Iran [+]2019189,000227.9-22.31%
Iceland [+]201886.212899.70013640.4-1.41%
Jamaica [+]201910810.13,651352.220524.53,964134.51.60%
Jordan [+]20171,96887.357,3522,457.015,700160.429.40%
Kenya [+]20191,57511.329,837221.76282.652,769100.4-1.18%
Kyrgyzstan [+]201834817.09,187477.3120.511,163177.13.66%
Cambodia [+]201831,008190.8-1.48%
Kiribati [+]2016129114.6-12.90%
Comoros [+]201822527.015.19%
Saint Kitts and Nevis [+]201724124.62971,620.335257.2220422.8-0.78%
South Korea [+]20193,85817.949,914233.23974.954,099105.6-0.23%
Kuwait [+]20184,567110.4-25.38%
Kazakhstan [+]20182,72141.533,529573.6931.635,219192.2-4.36%
Laos [+]20158,201121.7
Lebanon [+]201930212.95,962258.51948.96,860100.18.43%
Saint Lucia [+]2017527291.2-6.21%
Liechtenstein [+]2019212.841267.80063165.7-0.27%
Sri Lanka [+]201778511.520,59897.517.26%
Liberia [+]20182,42650.37.07%
Lesotho [+]20167011.62,415443.3708.32,07399.9-1.52%
Lithuania [+]201928723.15,811567.9408.16,138222.4-3.92%
Luxembourg [+]20193313.6623254.00053687.1-19.08%
Latvia [+]201929434.53,084446.8369.93,414179.0-1.96%
Libya [+]20166,18795.3-2.00%
Morocco [+]20191,99115.783,305686.81,0889.486,384236.91.88%
Monaco [+]20182975.0-0.75%
Moldova [+]201944825.86,471417.7577.56,712166.0-3.72%
Montenegro [+]20192610.31,054441.3107.31,090173.6-3.14%
Madagascar [+]201886613.719,024308.77056.024,92894.915.72%
Marshall Islands [+]20143561.2-3.20%
North Macedonia [+]2018718.52,680325.2307.13,029145.4-0.11%
Mali [+]20145,20930.81.95%
Burma - Myanmar [+]201892,000171.314.78%
Mongolia [+]201928826.74,914480.8736.55,275163.67.93%
Mauritania [+]20161,92046.12.53%
Malta [+]20196334.4672369.31925.2754171.218.44%
Mauritius [+]201814731.02,533552.78024.92,447193.18.00%
Maldives [+]2017209239.0225174.91,852373.1-5.64%
Malawi [+]201813,92976.8-8.31%
Mexico [+]201910,04722.4184,688448.51,4323.6198,805155.80.17%
Malaysia [+]201971,785224.719.50%
Mozambique [+]201780713.829,482580.84,94641.418,18563.57.44%
Namibia [+]20167,400313.80.41%
Niger [+]20189,57042.612.16%
Nigeria [+]20181,0222.453,230124.89211.171,52236.5-8.02%
Nicaragua [+]20181,09650.920,0581,004.524910.820,918323.538.98%
Netherlands [+]201970510.110,643156.442912.911,67768.33.56%
Norway [+]201827213.03,452163.150.43,79171.0-9.67%
Nepal [+]201820,92574.59.00%
Nauru [+]201414136.1-46.95%
New Zealand [+]201968437.49,207534.630.39,776204.4-0.21%
Oman [+]20131,30035.0
Panama [+]201895166.615,6101,109.31,26597.916,561396.50.79%
Peru [+]20195,15644.790,392800.82,09721.697,645300.33.32%
Papua New Guinea [+]20185,08759.1-1.13%
Philippines [+]201915,04243.3115,625338.4640.2215,000198.98.95%
Pakistan [+]201883,71839.4-2.04%
Poland [+]20193,15119.469,731468.31,73025.574,612196.92.56%
State of Palestine [+]2018453.41,03677.260.31,07822.2-5.19%
Palau [+]201876424.3-13.14%
Paraguay [+]201986638.913,761601.828811.815,626221.85.49%
Qatar [+]20168132.51,15043.3-7.35%
Romania [+]201992311.319,354255.93018.320,578106.3-0.31%
Serbia [+]201944812.210,389302.624014.411,077126.32.25%
Russia [+]201942,33466.9479,512925.02,0826.8523,928359.2-7.06%
Rwanda [+]201761,000509.16.64%
Saudi Arabia [+]20191,19212.447,468321.448,660142.048.51%
Solomon Islands [+]201747775.06.79%
Seychelles [+]20181650.600382393.4-10.32%
Sudan [+]201721,00051.52.39%
Sweden [+]201940710.26,288159.1241.16,71966.99.19%
Singapore [+]20191,25653.610,162392.0981107.411,869204.5-1.57%
Slovenia [+]2019748.61,295153.2277.31,39667.23.67%
Slovakia [+]201978433.99,697452.5737.310,555193.42.46%
Sierra Leone [+]2018603.94,51959.1-2.11%
San Marino [+]2018617.899.33%
Senegal [+]20183458.68,776250.01892.512,50078.830.43%
Suriname [+]20193316.81,122582.13820.36,3171,086.6-36.93%
South Sudan [+]20156,50460.7
Sao Tome and Principe [+]2018253119.9-1.09%
El Salvador [+]20183,460145.535,9551,856.561327.939,642617.4-0.70%
Syria [+]20043808.110,59959.5-12.47%
Swaziland [+]201810234.9234.63,453303.9-7.06%
Chad [+]20188,70056.2-0.85%
Togo [+]20181056.04,059238.8280.85,10964.82.60%
Thailand [+]201933,841118.6213,700810.722,507157.0392,252563.46.78%
Tajikistan [+]20109,317123.821.42%
Timor-Leste [+]201869554.83.40%
Turkmenistan [+]20171,35189.2784.130,452528.9-7.15%
Tunisia [+]201761114.521,637541.422,248194.6-7.04%
Tonga [+]2016176174.0-0.12%
Turkey [+]201911,33737.3277,623966.62,58610.6291,546349.58.65%
Trinidad and Tobago [+]201839775.36,9021,359.014844.23,999287.7-0.42%
Tuvalu [+]201411100.2-10.25%
Taiwan [+]201862,634264.0-0.23%
Tanzania [+]201634,40464.9-2.95%
Ukraine [+]20192,85414.354,100329.61461.855,078125.2-2.46%
Uganda [+]20182,19623.449,051572.253,033124.14.50%
Uruguay [+]201963146.010,894882.5424.411,525332.912.11%
Uzbekistan [+]201443,900144.31.17%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [+]20192768.07981,952.113.3826746.975.51%
Venezuela [+]201757,096194.25.90%
Vietnam [+]2019123,697128.2-5.47%
Vanuatu [+]201619269.0-18.68%
Samoa [+]2017400204.8-20.91%
Yemen [+]20141422.66,346115.6750.714,00054.2-2.62%
South Africa [+]2018164,129284.02.40%
Zambia [+]201821,000121.0-18.41%
Zimbabwe [+]201745813.32173.619,521137.10.45%
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PRISIONERS BY COUNTRY

The data on prisoners in the world show us that the percentage of prisoners in relation to the total population does not depend on the size of the country, or about its economic situation. For example, United States, is the main economic power in the world, and also is one of the countries with the highest rate of inmates according to prison statistics.

How many prisoners are there in ...?

At the top of the page we have the world map of the prison population by country. Next, in the table, we can see and order a list of countries by incarceration, i.e., the prison population statistics according to the following data:

  • Number of adult women in prison by country.
  • Rate of adult women in prison by country (Adult women in prison per 100,000 adult women).
  • Number of adult men in prison by country.
  • Rate of adult men in prison by country by country (Adult men incarcerated per 100,000 adult men).
  • Number of young prisoners per country.
  • Rate of young prisoners by country by country (Young prisoners per 100,000 young people).
  • Total prisoners by country.
  • Rate of prisoners by country . (Rate of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants) (Incarceration Rates).
  • Variation in the rate of prisoners compared to the previous year.

To see the evolution of the prison population in a country, click on its name.