Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions rose 18.9% to 12,896 persons in Paraguay in 2015

Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Paraguay | December 30, 2018
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Adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 12,896 persons in 2015 in Paraguay, according to the United Nations. This is 18.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Paraguay reached an all time high of 12,896 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 5,824 persons in 2008. When compared to Paraguay's main peers, adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Argentina amounted to 71,464 persons, 622,202 persons in Brazil and 46,235 persons in Chile in 2015.

Paraguay has been ranked 29th within the group of 64 countries we follow in terms of adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 31 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
Argentina persons 54,758 58,917 60,106 61,192 64,109
Bolivia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Brazil persons 473,626 496,251 514,582 549,786 582,483
Chile persons 58,044 60,148 59,261 56,372 51,344
Paraguay persons 6,631 6,197 7,161 7,916 9,233
Peru persons ... ... ... 61,390 67,597
Uruguay persons ... ... ... 8,700 9,070 9,418 9,448 ...
Venezuela persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...