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Number of Prisoners fell 6.59% to 10,994 persons in Belgium in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons), 2015
Law & Crime | Belgium | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners fell 6.59% to 10,994 persons in Belgium in 2015, according to the United Nations.

Historically, number of prisoners in Belgium reached an all time high of 12,126 persons in 2013 and an all time low of 5,963 persons in 1991. When compared to Belgium's main peers, number of prisoners in France amounted to 66,678 persons, 63,020 persons in Germany, 691 persons in Luxembourg and 10,850 persons in Netherlands in 2015.

Belgium has been ranked 50th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 20 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Number of Prisoners Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria persons 8,708 8,813 8,954 8,805 8,862 ...
Belgium persons 10,105 10,968 11,065 11,212 12,126
Denmark persons 3,721 3,944 3,947 3,829 4,091
France persons 60,978 60,544 64,787 66,572 67,075
Germany persons 72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221
Italy persons 65,598 69,263 68,325 67,102 63,848
Luxembourg persons ... 702 681 637 666 656
Netherlands persons 14,364 14,368 13,969 13,473 12,721
Poland persons 85,749 82,372 82,832 85,459 80,165
Spain persons 76,079 73,929 70,472 68,597 66,765
United Kingdom persons 91,325 93,322 94,279 94,625 91,574