Number of Prisoners rose 18.9% to 12,896 persons in Paraguay in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Paraguay | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 12,896 persons in 2015 in Paraguay, according to the United Nations. This is 18.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Paraguay reached an all time high of 12,896 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 5,824 persons in 2008. When compared to Paraguay's main peers, number of prisoners in Argentina amounted to 72,693 persons, 622,202 persons in Brazil and 47,772 persons in Chile in 2015.

Paraguay has been ranked 44th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 46 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
Argentina persons 57,403 59,227 60,789 62,263 64,288
Bolivia persons 8,087 8,930 11,195 14,272 14,770 ...
Brazil persons 491,482 513,954 534,605 570,318 606,208
Chile persons 58,044 60,148 59,261 56,372 53,050
Paraguay persons 6,631 6,197 7,161 8,194 9,233
Peru persons 44,406 45,464 49,206 61,390 67,597
Uruguay persons 8,200 8,700 9,070 9,418 9,448
Venezuela persons ... ... 40,825 ... 45,224 ...