Number of prisoners reached 8,692 persons in 2014 in Austria, according to the United Nations. This is 1.92 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of prisoners in Austria reached an all time high of 9,012 persons in 2007 and an all time low of 6,180 persons in 1995. When compared to Austria's main peers, number of prisoners in Germany amounted to 63,228 persons, 17,890 persons in Hungary, 54,745 persons in Italy and 6,519 persons in Switzerland in 2014.
Austria has been ranked 80th within the group of 137 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The prison population is defined as the total number of adult and juvenile prisoners (including pre-trial detainees), including offenders held in Prison Administration facilities, other facilities, institutions for juvenile offenders and for drug addicts and psychiatric or other hospitals.