Which Country Has the Most Untried Persons Held in Prisons?

Total Untried or Pre-trial Persons Held, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 58 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in untried or pre-trial persons held with 451,200 followed by India and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 26.0, Luxembourg with 264 and Slovenia with 273.

Data for more countries are available at Total Untried or Pre-trial Persons Held indicator page.

Total Untried or Pre-trial Persons Held Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Argentina ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29,052 29,972 31,389 32,637 31,142
Brazil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 173,794 183,566 138,939 152,612 164,683
Colombia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19,353 22,183 24,055 24,569 25,916
France ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18,483 16,797 15,933 15,395 15,702
India ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 245,244 250,727 257,928 250,204 ... ...
Italy ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22,145 28,188 29,901 29,809 28,782
Kenya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 89,801 88,136 88,035 92,311 91,297
Morocco ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25,897 28,970 29,360 30,469 ... ...
Philippines ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57,916 56,930 57,383 54,670 56,479
Russia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 159,270 152,895 141,217 131,077 118,610
South Korea ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15,506 14,169 15,769 15,931 13,700
Turkey ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44,046 52,769 57,889 37,734 32,919
USA ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 475,900 483,700 494,300 477,500 457,500
Ukraine ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18,623 18,416 20,018 23,371 39,363 ...