Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions fell 7.22% to 4,367 persons in Latvia in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Latvia | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 4,367 persons in 2015 in Latvia, according to the United Nations. This is 7.22 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Latvia reached an all time high of 7,932 persons in 2003 and an all time low of 4,367 persons in 2015. When compared to Latvia's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Estonia amounted to 2,644 persons, 7,270 persons in Lithuania and 643,024 persons in Russia in 2015.

Latvia has been ranked 47th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Belarus persons 28,764 28,393 29,688 ... ... ... ...
China persons 1,635,000 1,667,000 1,638,950 ... ... ... ...
Estonia persons 3,250 3,090 3,001 2,644 ... ... ...
Finland persons 3,219 3,213 3,047 3,046 ... ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Japan persons 66,992 62,947 60,459 ... ... ... ...
Latvia persons 6,062 5,090 4,707 4,367 ... ...
Lithuania persons 9,617 9,172 8,552 7,270 ... ... ...
Poland persons 81,306 76,596 75,342 69,298 ... ... ...
Russia persons 698,013 673,930 668,425 643,024 ... ... ...
USA persons 2,224,700 2,216,600 2,219,900 2,168,600 ... ... ...
Ukraine persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ...