Number of Prisoners rose 0.555% to 93,635 persons in United Kingdom in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | United Kingdom | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 93,635 persons in 2015 in United Kingdom, according to the United Nations. This is 0.555 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 94,625 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 52,106 persons in 1990. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, number of prisoners in Belgium amounted to 10,994 persons, 66,678 persons in France, 63,020 persons in Germany and 3,755 persons in Ireland in 2015.

United Kingdom has been ranked 10th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 5 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 ...
Belgium persons 10,105 10,968 11,065 11,212 12,126
Canada persons 38,804 39,489 40,229 40,718 37,542 ...
France persons 60,978 60,544 64,787 66,572 67,075
Germany persons 72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221
Iceland persons 148 167 150 153 152 ... ...
Ireland persons 3,868 4,318 4,216 4,287 4,088
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