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.
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