Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions fell 10.5% to 3,197 persons in Denmark in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Denmark | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 3,197 persons in 2015 in Denmark, according to the United Nations. This is 10.5 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Denmark reached an all time high of 4,079 persons in 2013 and an all time low of 3,197 persons in 2015. When compared to Denmark's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Netherlands amounted to 10,439 persons and 5,527 persons in Sweden in 2015.

Denmark has been ranked 51st within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria persons 7,913 8,110 8,272 8,681 8,759 ...
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Denmark persons 3,701 3,926 3,938 3,822 4,079
Finland persons 3,487 3,291 3,197 3,219 3,213
France persons 60,309 59,856 64,075 65,848 66,344
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iceland persons 146 167 148 152 150 ... ...
Netherlands persons 13,690 13,713 13,420 12,928 12,248
Norway persons 3,254 3,491 3,808 3,968 3,828 ... ...
Poland persons 80,179 77,522 78,467 81,306 76,596
Russia persons 856,081 812,281 751,209 698,013 673,930
Sweden persons 7,280 6,831 6,662 6,284 5,713
United Kingdom persons 88,164 90,783 91,915 92,654 90,142