Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions rose 15.2% to 32,645 persons in El Salvador in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | El Salvador | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 32,645 persons in 2015 in El Salvador, according to the United Nations. This is 15.2 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in El Salvador reached an all time high of 32,645 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 12,525 persons in 2005. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Costa Rica amounted to 13,168 persons and 16,158 persons in Honduras in 2015.

El Salvador has been ranked 22nd within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 18 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
Belize persons ... ... 2,549 2,153 2,113 2,359 2,445 ...
Costa Rica persons 9,431 10,541 12,154 13,257 13,457
El Salvador persons 22,101 24,662 25,367 27,033 26,848
Guatemala persons ... ... ... ... ... 15,013 ... ... ...
Honduras persons ... ... ... 11,770 12,006 12,095 13,184
Mexico persons 224,749 219,027 230,943 224,969 246,334
Nicaragua persons 5,754 6,713 ... ... ... ... ...
Panama persons 10,218 12,542 13,207 14,481 14,467
USA persons 2,281,900 2,269,200 2,244,800 2,224,700 2,216,600