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Number of Prisoners in Luxembourg

Source: National Statistical Office, Eurostat
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2016

Number of prisoners reached 691 persons in 2015 in Luxembourg, according to the United Nations. This is 10.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Luxembourg reached an all time high of 762 persons in 2008 and an all time low of 341 persons in 2001. When compared to Luxembourg's main peers, number of prisoners in Belgium amounted to 10,994 persons, 66,678 persons in France, 63,020 persons in Germany and 10,850 persons in Netherlands in 2015.

Luxembourg has been ranked 97th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 30 places above 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.


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