Adults Convicted (All Crimes)

Based on a comparison of 48 countries in 2012, United Kingdom ranked the highest in adults convicted with 1,214,963 followed by Turkey and China. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 1,379, Armenia with 3,640 and Mongolia with 7,668.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania       6,613 5,678 7,602 7,259 7,854    
Algeria ... ... ... 623,993 1,036,599 992,650 1,065,600 1,007,438    
Armenia ... ...   3,070 2,730 2,967 3,427 4,170    
Australia ...     238,318 260,411 266,816 306,241 301,641    
Austria       40,525 40,074 35,238 34,713 35,331    
Azerbaijan ...     13,970 13,882 13,728 14,274 14,074    
Belarus       72,426 65,883 64,047 59,368 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina ... ... ... 18,200 17,847 16,236 17,062 16,631    
Bulgaria       27,586 27,837 33,173 37,749 36,376    
Canada       232,535 239,487 246,613 248,880 243,364   ...
Chile ... ... ... ... 19,781 21,411 22,133 22,197    
China ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 938,227    
Colombia ...     ... 79,041 69,481 64,546 64,024    
Croatia       24,216 24,442 24,168 25,368 24,430    
Czech Republic ...     66,672 74,777 72,967 70,957 70,651    
Denmark       68,049 55,742 57,900 64,065 69,205    
Egypt ... ...   5,548,300 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Estonia     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Finland       208,520 230,009 226,313 194,087 193,858   ...
France       622,547 643,783 645,728 646,008 628,558    
Georgia       15,909 20,110 19,638 17,551 19,057 ... ...
Germany       693,931 833,805 812,475 783,620 757,878   ...
Hungary       90,324 81,305 78,223 80,618 82,789    
Iceland     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Israel       36,080 32,176 29,972 ... ... ... ...
Italy       201,784 237,196 257,080 255,017 226,654   ...
Japan       86,218 79,742 76,285 74,594 70,850    
Kazakhstan ...     30,176 32,817 33,498 36,737 30,028   ...
Kyrgyzstan       12,606 11,771 10,066 9,312 8,091    
Latvia       8,798 9,165 9,824 9,771 8,874    
Lithuania       11,773 11,364 11,577 11,757 12,839    
Macedonia       9,280 9,639 9,503 9,801 9,169    
Malaysia ... ...   64,687 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Malta     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico       141,777 145,058 143,933 141,783 142,364    
Moldova       11,118 9,102 6,922 7,244 7,405   ...
Mongolia ...     7,065 7,500 7,948 7,127 6,841   ...
Montenegro ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 639    
Morocco     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands       111,163 116,133 102,641 103,932 88,512    
New Zealand       81,097 88,370 95,042 99,732 95,387    
Norway       13,318 12,709 12,119 11,462 13,381   ...
Philippines ... ...   5,240 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Poland       462,937 426,377 420,729 415,272 432,891    
Portugal       60,976 73,704 78,193 69,719 70,021   ...
Romania       50,560 41,108 33,171 31,191 38,628    
Russia ...     827,703 844,900 851,833 835,955 798,117   ...
Serbia ... ...   41,422 38,694 42,138 40,880 21,681    
Slovakia       24,180 25,144 26,555 28,927 29,431    
Slovenia       8,119 8,685 8,739 8,035 8,093    
South Korea       185,849 205,396 227,276 236,911 214,529   ...
Spain ... ... ... 166,848 176,121 224,464 237,617 228,578    
Sweden       94,295 97,952 105,664 111,920 109,173    
Switzerland       38,611 35,361 38,364 40,905 42,318   ...
Tajikistan ... ... ... ... ... ... 187 ... ... ...
Thailand ... ...   620,957 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Turkey       918,936 1,034,087 817,422 1,240,936 1,165,837   ...
Turkmenistan       8,770 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine       146,926 141,602 136,780 137,828 157,891 ... ...
United Kingdom       1,405,550 1,396,314 1,349,953 1,399,239 1,367,483