Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions rose 1.80% to 14,007 persons in Portugal in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Portugal | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 14,007 persons in 2015 in Portugal, according to the United Nations. This is 1.8 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Portugal reached an all time high of 14,007 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 9,664 persons in 2003. When compared to Portugal's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in France amounted to 65,970 persons, 3,150 persons in Ireland and 59,726 persons in Spain in 2015.

Portugal has been ranked 27th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 11 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
Algeria persons 50,000 48,506 49,582 49,567 59,744
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada persons 37,301 37,769 38,773 39,347 36,523 ...
France persons 60,309 59,856 64,075 65,848 66,344
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iceland persons 146 167 148 152 150 ... ...
Ireland persons 3,813 4,269 4,192 4,273 3,710
Italy persons 64,791 67,961 66,897 65,701 62,536
Mauritania persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Morocco persons 56,513 63,809 ... ... ... ... ...
Portugal persons 10,766 11,192 12,321 13,262 13,982
Spain persons 76,079 71,603 68,265 65,895 64,438
Tunisia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom persons 88,164 90,783 91,915 92,654 90,142