Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions fell 17.2% to 9,473 persons in Greece in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Greece | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 9,473 persons in 2015 in Greece, according to the United Nations. This is 17.2 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Greece reached an all time high of 12,241 persons in 2013 and an all time low of 9,473 persons in 2015. When compared to Greece's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Albania amounted to 5,892 persons, 7,362 persons in Bulgaria and 175,695 persons in Turkey in 2015.

Greece has been ranked 36th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 9 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
Albania persons 4,579 4,557 4,538 4,521 4,891
Bulgaria persons 8,948 9,306 9,796 9,418 8,756
Greece persons 10,854 11,781 11,892 11,875 12,241
Iran persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iraq persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kosovo persons ... ... ... ... 1,441 1,737 1,776
Macedonia persons ... ... 2,215 2,157 2,212 ... ... ... ...
Montenegro persons 1,490 1,450 1,319 1,322 1,062
Romania persons 26,246 27,785 30,244 31,373 32,922
Serbia persons 10,699 10,962 10,794 9,994 9,791
Turkey persons 113,661 118,701 126,270 134,019 143,500