Which Country Has the Most Prison Staff?

Prison Staff of Adult Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 55 countries in 2012, Russia ranked the highest in prison staff of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions with 323,426 persons followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 101 persons, Malta with 180 persons and Luxembourg with 416 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Prison Staff of Adult Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions indicator page.

Prison Staff of Adult Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Algeria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16,896 17,811 18,835 ... ...
Argentina persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29,896 29,911 34,228 32,412
Brazil persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73,861 82,286 93,757
Canada persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23,641 24,460 24,724 27,257 27,583 ... ...
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36,823 36,940 37,180 36,684 36,813
Italy persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 48,737 48,230 46,120 45,784 45,196
Kenya persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14,917 16,526 17,255 18,521 19,993
Mexico persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36,657 42,670
Poland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26,742 28,149 29,468 30,389 30,410
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 322,720 322,323 322,751 315,935 325,926 ...
Spain persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21,576 27,052 28,575 29,968 30,518
Turkey persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24,786 24,846 25,612 25,987 28,718 ...
Ukraine persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47,771 45,828 44,635 45,808 46,267 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 50,677 51,591 52,431 51,374 50,096