Male Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions

Based on a comparison of 91 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in male adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions with 1,969,700 persons followed by China and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with 21.0 persons, Liechtenstein with 49.0 persons and Iceland with 145 persons.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Albania persons ...           4,466 4,461 4,454 4,439 4,802    
Algeria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47,475 48,633 48,621 58,712    
Argentina persons ... ...         52,125 56,198 57,195 58,338 61,270    
Armenia persons ...           3,762 4,214 4,904 4,535 3,705    
Australia persons ...           27,192 27,472 27,078 27,182 28,426    
Austria persons ... ...         7,453 7,599 7,734 8,113 8,221   ...
Azerbaijan persons ...           17,582 18,792 17,184 17,406 20,040   ...
Bahamas persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,353 ... ... ...
Belarus persons             37,016 36,465 33,865 26,827 26,409   ...
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Belize persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,476 2,103 2,012 2,230 2,264   ...
Bhutan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,006 1,000 ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,161 2,193 ... 2,465    
Botswana persons ...           2,714 5,927 4,340 ... 3,485   ...
Brazil persons ... ... ...       442,225 461,444 480,524 514,563 547,383    
Bulgaria persons ...           8,708 9,015 9,507 9,111 8,493    
Burkina Faso persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,862 ... ... ... ...
Burundi persons ... ... ...       10,172 9,148 9,608 5,947 7,202   ...
Cameroon persons ... ...   ... ...   22,038 22,691 21,403 23,957 24,345   ...
Canada persons             37,316 38,202 39,087 ... ... ... ...
Chile persons             53,406 55,077 54,089 51,476 47,196    
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,547,059 ...   ...
Colombia persons             71,204 78,760 92,968 105,387 111,046   ...
Costa Rica persons ... ...         8,873 9,893 11,396 13,792 12,725    
Croatia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,898 4,784 4,471 4,081    
Cyprus persons             519 577 571 609 491    
Czech Republic persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20,410 21,485 20,994 15,578    
Denmark persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,523 3,743 3,774 3,673 3,890    
Dominican Republic persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21,384 ... ... ... ...
Ecuador persons     ... ... ... ... 10,649 13,479 15,356 19,081 22,757   ...
El Salvador persons ... ...         20,164 22,269 22,932 24,386 24,352    
Estonia persons ... ... ... ...     3,371 3,157 3,190 3,088 2,936 ...  
Finland persons             3,249 3,046 2,969 3,000 2,960    
France persons ... ... ...       58,288 57,929 61,908 63,668 64,213    
Georgia persons ... ...     ...   20,021 22,307 22,724 18,301 8,768   ...
Germany persons     ... ... ...   68,438 66,982 65,616 64,590 62,424    
Greece persons ... ...         10,300 11,204 11,330 11,318 11,593    
Guatemala persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13,764 ... ... ...
Guyana persons ...           2,065 2,045 1,932 1,880 1,928 ...  
Honduras persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,357 11,613 11,657 12,653    
Hong Kong persons ...           7,086 7,127 6,689 6,745 6,463 ... ...
Hungary persons ...           13,931 14,758 15,470 15,440 16,027   ...
Iceland persons ...           136 159 140 139 145 ... ...
India persons ...           ... 353,961 356,902 368,184 393,804 ... ...
Indonesia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 144,379 146,898    
Ireland persons     ... ...     3,690 4,122 4,054 4,118 3,588    
Israel persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,223 16,034 16,542 16,646   ...
Italy persons ...           62,040 65,031 64,089 62,897 59,842    
Jamaica persons ... ...         4,113 ... 3,837 3,831 3,673    
Japan persons ...           70,001 67,615 64,510 61,710 57,890   ...
Jordan persons ... ... ...       7,012 8,307 ... 57,352 ... ... ...
Kazakhstan persons ... ... ... ... ...   46,886 51,770 45,995 42,223 38,987    
Kenya persons             26,630 29,457 29,691 23,980 29,712    
Kosovo persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,395 1,689 1,719    
Kyrgyzstan persons ... ...         6,504 6,276 ... 5,646 ... ...  
Latvia persons ...           6,504 6,271 6,077 5,646 4,743    
Lebanon persons ... ...     ... ... 4,630 5,737 4,810 4,717 5,076 ...  
Lesotho persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,415 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Liechtenstein persons ... ... ... ... ...   149 70.0 68.0 57.0 65.0   ...
Lithuania persons ...           8,100 8,567 9,373 9,182 8,744    
Luxembourg persons ... ... ...       659 651 594 634 621    
Macao persons ... ... ... ... ...   797 783 868 924 955    
Macedonia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,160 2,160 2,162 ... ... ... ...
Madagascar persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,223 17,275 17,769 18,483    
Malta persons             437 516 521 506 558    
Mauritius persons ...           2,187 2,264 2,485 2,533 ... ... ...
Mexico persons ...           213,650 209,188 220,324 214,449 233,973    
Moldova persons ...           6,043 5,840 5,979 6,083 6,349   ...
Monaco persons ...           20.0 9.00 22.0 19.0 21.0 ... ...
Mongolia persons ...           6,057 6,891 7,439 7,574 7,662    
Montenegro persons             1,451 1,391 1,282 1,269 1,043    
Morocco persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 55,114 62,086 ... ... ... ... ...
Mozambique persons ...           29,482 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands persons ... ...         12,794 12,841 12,631 12,216 11,575    
New Zealand persons ... ...         7,679 7,927 7,876 7,918 7,746    
Nicaragua persons ... ...         5,419 6,443 ... ... ... ... ...
Nigeria persons ... ... ... ... ...   41,280 45,333 46,944 50,000 53,230 ... ...
Norway persons ...           3,043 3,270 3,556 3,720 3,628    
Palestine persons ... ... ... ...     10,472 12,251 12,391 12,770 ... ... ...
Panama persons ...           9,585 11,662 12,301 13,472 13,454    
Paraguay persons ... ... ...       6,318 5,869 6,714 7,374 8,581    
Peru persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57,511 63,360    
Philippines persons ... ... ... ...     51,874 53,204 57,911 62,649 65,066    
Poland persons ...           77,745 75,007 76,011 78,668 74,005    
Portugal persons ...           10,486 10,986 11,970 12,856 13,143    
Puerto Rico persons ... ... ... ... ...   10,927 10,566 11,094 11,812 11,842    
Romania persons ...           25,052 26,538 28,889 29,968 31,383    
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 745,717 689,441 640,265 618,175    
Saudi Arabia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Senegal persons ... ...       ... 7,125 6,747 ... ... ... ... ...
Serbia persons ... ... ... ...     10,297 10,535 10,371 9,754 9,389    
Singapore persons ... ... ...       11,423 11,588 11,268 11,191 11,552    
Slovakia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 8,671 9,340 9,775 10,067 9,071    
Slovenia persons ... ... ... ... ...   1,297 1,291 1,207 1,306 1,285    
South Korea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 46,249 42,908 42,189 43,563 45,404   ...
Spain persons             70,003 65,951 63,108 60,827 59,513    
Sweden persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,437 6,272 5,922 5,383    
Switzerland persons ... ... ...       5,206 5,405 5,298 5,743 6,275    
Thailand persons ... ...     ... ... 182,941 ... ... ... ...    
Togo persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,059 ... ... ...
Trinidad and Tobago persons ...           2,680 2,804 3,951 3,413 3,337    
Turkey persons ... ... ... ...     109,648 114,551 121,731 129,181 138,344    
Uganda persons ... ...         30,005 29,934 30,749 33,861 37,934   ...
Ukraine persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 106,499 108,206 ... ... ... ...
United Arab Emirates persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8,570 8,795   ...
United Kingdom persons ...           83,554 86,155 87,300 88,092 85,865    
USA persons ...           2,081,800 2,071,800 2,048,200 2,033,200 2,017,700    
Yemen persons ...           6,346 ... ... ... ... ... ...