Male Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions fell 2.03% to 12,604 persons in Costa Rica in 2015

Male Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons)
Law & Crime | Costa Rica | December 30, 2018
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Male adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions reached 12,604 persons in 2015 in Costa Rica, according to the United Nations. This is 2.03 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, male adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 13,792 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 7,061 persons in 2007. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, male adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions in Honduras amounted to 15,404 persons and 16,741 persons in Panama in 2015.

Costa Rica has been ranked 29th within the group of 66 countries we follow in terms of male adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Male Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belize persons ... ... 2,476 2,103 2,012 2,230 2,264 ...
Colombia persons 71,204 78,760 92,968 105,387 111,046 ...
Costa Rica persons 8,873 9,893 11,396 13,792 12,725
El Salvador persons 20,164 22,269 22,932 24,386 24,352
Guatemala persons ... ... ... ... ... 13,764 ... ... ...
Honduras persons ... ... ... 11,357 11,613 11,657 12,653
Mexico persons 213,650 209,188 220,324 214,449 233,973
Nicaragua persons 5,419 6,443 ... ... ... ... ...
Panama persons 9,585 11,662 12,301 13,472 13,454
USA persons 2,081,800 2,071,800 2,048,200 2,033,200 2,017,700