Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions rose 126% to 7,299 persons in Trinidad and Tobago in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Trinidad and Tobago | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 7,299 persons in 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the United Nations. This is 126 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Trinidad and Tobago reached an all time high of 7,299 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 2,864 persons in 2009. When compared to Trinidad and Tobago's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Guyana amounted to 1,998 persons and 11,364 persons in Puerto Rico in 2015.

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked 40th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 27 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
Brazil persons 473,626 496,251 514,582 549,786 582,483
Colombia persons 75,992 84,444 100,451 113,884 120,032 ...
Dominican Republic persons ... ... ... ... 21,875 ... ... ... ...
Guyana persons 2,149 2,160 2,019 1,986 1,998 ...
Haiti persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Jamaica persons ... ... 4,267 ... 4,023 4,026 3,829
Puerto Rico persons ... 11,258 10,894 11,470 12,244 12,246
Suriname persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Trinidad and Tobago persons 2,864 2,927 4,074 3,531 3,447
USA persons 2,281,900 2,269,200 2,244,800 2,224,700 2,216,600
Venezuela persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...