Total Sentenced Persons Held rose 56.0% to 7,743 persons in Panama in 2015

Total Sentenced Persons Held (persons)
Law & Crime | Panama | December 30, 2018
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Total sentenced persons held reached 7,743 persons in 2015 in Panama, according to the United Nations. This is 56 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, total sentenced persons held in Panama reached an all time high of 7,743 persons in 2015 and an all time low of 4,093 persons in 2011. When compared to Panama's main peers, total sentenced persons held in Costa Rica amounted to 10,590 persons and 7,146 persons in Honduras in 2015.

Panama has been ranked 31st within the group of 65 countries we follow in terms of total sentenced persons held, 24 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Total Sentenced Persons Held Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belize persons ... ... 1,114 928 1,016 1,075 1,197 ...
Brazil persons ... ... 264,500 281,022 297,436 319,751 336,767
Colombia persons 51,423 58,528 73,131 79,313 82,980 ...
Costa Rica persons 6,620 7,748 8,975 10,143 10,583
El Salvador persons 14,452 16,223 17,986 20,664 20,838
Guatemala persons ... ... ... ... ... 7,692 ... ... ...
Honduras persons ... ... ... 5,777 5,713 6,110 6,358
Mexico persons 132,438 127,730 131,213 118,065 142,745
Nicaragua persons 4,558 4,355 ... ... ... ... ...
Panama persons ... 4,201 4,093 4,964 ... ...
Peru persons 16,593 18,222 20,079 25,498 30,927
USA persons 1,814,400 1,796,500 1,782,500 1,754,500 1,745,400
Venezuela persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...