Number of Prisoners fell 28.9% to 5,471 persons in Mongolia in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Mongolia | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 5,471 persons in 2015 in Mongolia, according to the United Nations. This is 28.9 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Mongolia reached an all time high of 8,906 persons in 2005 and an all time low of 5,471 persons in 2015. When compared to Mongolia's main peers, number of prisoners in Kazakhstan amounted to 42,114 persons and 10,147 persons in Kyrgyzstan in 2015.

Mongolia has been ranked 70th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 3 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
China persons 1,623,394 1,646,593 1,656,773 1,641,931 1,680,000 ...
Germany persons 72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221
India persons 376,969 368,998 372,926 385,135 411,992
Japan persons 75,250 72,975 69,876 67,008 62,971 ...
Kazakhstan persons ... 50,495 55,140 49,401 45,335 42,052
Kyrgyzstan persons ... 9,923 ... 9,828 ...
Mongolia persons 6,532 7,421 8,011 8,145 8,068
Russia persons 863,899 818,037 755,648 701,909 677,287 ...
Tajikistan persons ... ... 9,317 ... ... ... ... ...
USA persons 2,297,700 2,279,100 2,252,500 2,231,400 2,231,400
Uzbekistan persons ... 42,000 ... ... 42,000 ... ...