Who Has the Highest Capacity Utilization of Adult Prisons?

Capacity Utilization of Adult Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (%), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 56 countries in 2012, Georgia ranked the highest in capacity utilization of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions with 288% followed by Philippines and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Bosnia and Herzegovina with 70.5%, Azerbaijan with 73.3% and Algeria with 74.4%.

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

Capacity Utilization 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
Brazil % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 166% 154% 152% 161% 166%
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 160% 152% 153% 165% 172%
Colombia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 115% 121% 128% 138% 124%
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 120% 124% 134% 144% 153%
Georgia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 130% ... ... ... 288% ... ...
Greece % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 196% 143% 129% 119% 121%
Hungary % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 139% 136% 123% 135% 139%
Indonesia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Italy % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91.1% 113% 135% 147% 151%
Mexico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 123% ... ... 130% 120%
Mongolia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 127% 135% 116% 128% 125% ...
Montenegro % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 95.1% 100% 95.5% 148% 138%
Philippines % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 306% 362% 295% 359% 550%
Romania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 92.8% 81.7% 78.1% 80.3% 84.5%
Spain % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 153% 152% 151% 153% 145%