Number of Prisoners fell 1.07% to 9,913 persons in Slovakia in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Slovakia | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 9,913 persons in 2015 in Slovakia, according to the United Nations. This is 1.07 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Slovakia reached an all time high of 10,850 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 6,897 persons in 1998. When compared to Slovakia's main peers, number of prisoners in Czech Republic amounted to 20,866 persons and 71,772 persons in Poland in 2015.

Slovakia has been ranked 55th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 19 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The prison population is defined as the total number of adult and juvenile prisoners (including pre-trial detainees), including offenders held in Prison Administration facilities, other facilities, institutions for juvenile offenders and for drug addicts and psychiatric or other hospitals.

Number of Prisoners Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria persons 8,708 8,813 8,954 8,805 8,862 ...
Czech Republic persons 21,853 21,900 23,170 22,644 16,645
Germany persons 72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221
Hungary persons 15,432 16,328 17,210 17,179 17,841 ...
Italy persons 65,598 69,263 68,325 67,102 63,848
Poland persons 85,749 82,372 82,832 85,459 80,165
Russia persons 863,899 818,037 755,648 701,909 677,287 ...
Slovakia persons 9,316 10,031 10,525 10,850 9,753
Switzerland persons 5,605 5,765 5,626 6,102 6,652
Ukraine persons 147,716 154,027 154,029 ... 147,112 ... ...