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Number of Prisoners in Netherlands

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

Number of prisoners reached 10,850 persons in 2015 in Netherlands, according to the United Nations. This is 9.08 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Netherlands reached an all time high of 18,766 persons in 2004 and an all time low of 5,408 persons in 1987. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, number of prisoners in Belgium amounted to 10,994 persons, 3,203 persons in Denmark, 63,020 persons in Germany and 93,635 persons in United Kingdom in 2015.

Netherlands has been ranked 51st within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 2 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.

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