Number of Prisoners rose 23.6% to 8,525 persons in Niger in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Niger | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 8,525 persons in 2015 in Niger, according to the United Nations. This is 23.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Niger reached an all time high of 8,525 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 5,337 persons in 2010.

Niger has been ranked 59th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 24 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
Algeria persons 52,000 49,000 50,000 50,100 60,220
Burkina Faso persons ... 5,198 5,039 5,035 ...
Cameroon persons ... ... 23,368 23,766 22,812 22,891 25,314
Chad persons ... ... ... 4,775 4,831 4,831 ... ... ...
Egypt persons ... ... ... ... 66,000 ... ... ... ...
Libya persons ... ... 13,242 ... 3,186 5,328 ...
Mali persons ... ... 6,700 ... 5,817 ... 4,963 ...
Mauritania persons ... ... ... 1,700 ... 1,602 ... ...
Morocco persons 57,563 64,877 ... 70,675 72,000 ...
Niger persons ... ... 5,337 ... 6,899 ... ...
Nigeria persons 42,685 47,072 48,658 51,560 55,173 ...
Spain persons 76,079 73,929 70,472 68,597 66,765
Sudan persons ... ... 19,144 ... 20,000 ... 19,101 ... ...
Tunisia persons ... ... 26,319 ... 21,000 ... 25,000 ... ...