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Number of Prisoners in Poland

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

Number of prisoners reached 71,772 persons in 2015 in Poland, according to the United Nations. This is 8.41 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of prisoners in Poland reached an all time high of 95,203 persons in 1987 and an all time low of 46,606 persons in 1990. When compared to Poland's main peers, number of prisoners in Czech Republic amounted to 20,866 persons and 63,020 persons in Germany in 2015.

Poland has been ranked 15th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of number of prisoners, 1 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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