Number of Prisoners rose 5.56% to 76,000 persons in Morocco in 2015

Number of Prisoners (persons)
Law & Crime | Morocco | December 30, 2018
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Number of prisoners reached 76,000 persons in 2015 in Morocco, according to the United Nations. This is 5.56 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Morocco reached an all time high of 76,000 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 50,933 persons in 2005. When compared to Morocco's main peers, number of prisoners in Algeria amounted to 62,150 persons and 61,614 persons in Spain in 2015.

Morocco has been ranked 13th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 14 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
France persons 60,978 60,544 64,787 66,572 67,075
Italy persons 65,598 69,263 68,325 67,102 63,848
Libya persons ... ... 13,242 ... 3,186 5,328 ...
Mali persons ... ... 6,700 ... 5,817 ... 4,963 ...
Malta persons 494 584 584 585 615 ...
Mauritania persons ... ... ... 1,700 ... 1,602 ... ...
Morocco persons 57,563 64,877 ... 70,675 72,000 ...
Portugal persons 11,287 11,839 12,955 13,875 14,535
Senegal persons 32,608 29,609 ... 8,428 ... ...
Spain persons 76,079 73,929 70,472 68,597 66,765
Tunisia persons ... ... 26,319 ... 21,000 ... 25,000 ... ...