Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions fell 2.92% to 5,527 persons in Sweden in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Sweden | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 5,527 persons in 2015 in Sweden, according to the United Nations. This is 2.92 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Sweden reached an all time high of 7,383 persons in 2006 and an all time low of 5,148 persons in 2003. When compared to Sweden's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Denmark amounted to 3,197 persons, 3,046 persons in Finland and 643,024 persons in Russia in 2015.

Sweden has been ranked 45th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 7 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
Australia persons 29,317 29,700 29,106 29,381 30,775
China persons ... ... ... 1,630,000 1,624,000 1,635,000 1,667,000 ...
Denmark persons 3,701 3,926 3,938 3,822 4,079
Finland persons 3,487 3,291 3,197 3,219 3,213
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iceland persons 146 167 148 152 150 ... ...
Indonesia persons ... ... ... ... ... 152,093 154,985
Japan persons 75,212 72,958 69,854 66,992 62,947 ...
Netherlands persons 13,690 13,713 13,420 12,928 12,248
New Zealand persons 8,163 8,454 8,370 8,409 8,167
Norway persons 3,254 3,491 3,808 3,968 3,828 ... ...
Papua New Guinea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Russia persons 856,081 812,281 751,209 698,013 673,930
Sweden persons 7,280 6,831 6,662 6,284 5,713
USA persons 2,281,900 2,269,200 2,244,800 2,224,700 2,216,600