Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions rose 17.0% to 3,176 persons in El Salvador in 2015

Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | El Salvador | December 30, 2018
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Female adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 3,176 persons in 2015 in El Salvador, according to the United Nations. This is 17 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, female adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in El Salvador reached an all time high of 3,176 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 585 persons in 2005. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, female adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Costa Rica amounted to 564 persons and 754 persons in Honduras in 2015.

El Salvador has been ranked 13th within the group of 61 countries we follow in terms of female adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belize persons ... ... 73.0 50.0 101 129 181 ...
Costa Rica persons 558 648 758 -535 732
El Salvador persons 1,937 2,393 2,435 2,647 2,496
Guatemala persons ... ... ... ... ... 1,249 ... ... ...
Honduras persons ... ... ... 413 393 438 531
Mexico persons 11,099 9,839 10,619 10,520 12,361
Nicaragua persons 335 270 ... ... ... ... ...
Panama persons 633 880 906 1,009 1,013
USA persons 200,100 197,400 196,600 191,500 198,900