Number of Prisoners fell 14.8% to 7,355 persons in Lithuania in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Lithuania | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 7,355 persons in 2015 in Lithuania, according to the United Nations. This is 14.8 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Lithuania reached an all time high of 14,207 persons in 1999 and an all time low of 7,355 persons in 2015. When compared to Lithuania's main peers, number of prisoners in Estonia amounted to 2,823 persons and 4,409 persons in Latvia in 2015.

Lithuania has been ranked 64th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 16 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
Belarus persons 40,186 39,627 36,652 28,841 28,471 ...
China persons 1,623,394 1,646,593 1,656,773 1,641,931 1,680,000 ...
Estonia persons 3,555 3,393 3,400 3,286 3,112
Finland persons 3,589 3,364 3,268 3,306 3,295
Germany persons 72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221
Japan persons 75,250 72,975 69,876 67,008 62,971 ...
Latvia persons 7,055 6,780 6,561 6,117 5,136
Lithuania persons 8,655 9,139 9,920 9,729 9,261
Poland persons 85,749 82,372 82,832 85,459 80,165
Russia persons 863,899 818,037 755,648 701,909 677,287 ...
USA persons 2,297,700 2,279,100 2,252,500 2,231,400 2,231,400
Ukraine persons 147,716 154,027 154,029 ... 147,112 ... ...