Prison capacity and number of persons held - Actual number of persons held in prison

Based on a comparison of 36 countries in 2015, Turkey ranked the highest in Prison capacity and number of persons held - Actual number of persons held in prison with 158,690 persons followed by Poland and France. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 53.0 persons, Iceland with 152 persons and Cyprus with 547 persons.

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Countries Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Albania persons   4,667 4,657 4,659 4,618 4,998    
Austria persons   8,708 8,540 8,770 8,805 8,862    
Belgium persons   10,126 10,526 11,040 11,183 11,818 ...  
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons ... ... 2,743 2,757 ... 2,898    
Bulgaria persons   9,006 9,379 9,885 9,493 8,834    
Croatia persons   4,891 5,165 5,084 4,741 4,352    
Cyprus persons   578 636 622 678 553    
Czech Republic persons   21,853 21,900 23,170 22,644 16,645    
Denmark persons   3,721 3,944 3,947 3,829 4,091    
Estonia persons   3,555 3,393 3,400 3,286 3,112    
Finland persons   3,589 3,364 3,268 3,306 3,295    
France persons   60,978 60,544 64,787 66,572 67,075    
Germany persons   72,295 70,827 69,543 68,533 66,221    
Hungary persons   15,432 16,328 17,210 17,179 17,841    
Iceland persons   148 167 150 153 152 ... ...
Ireland persons   3,868 4,318 4,216 4,287 4,088    
Italy persons   65,598 69,263 68,325 67,102 63,848    
Kosovo persons ... ... ... 1,441 1,737 1,776    
Latvia persons   7,055 6,780 6,561 6,117 5,136    
Liechtenstein persons   149 76.0 71.0 60.0 68.0    
Lithuania persons   8,655 9,139 9,920 9,729 9,261    
Luxembourg persons   702 681 637 666 656    
Malta persons   494 584 584 585 615    
Montenegro persons   1,499 1,457 1,328 1,331 1,064    
Netherlands persons   14,364 14,368 13,969 13,473 12,721    
Norway persons   3,340 3,564 3,866 4,052 3,869 ... ...
Poland persons   85,749 82,372 82,832 85,459 80,165    
Portugal persons   11,287 11,839 12,955 13,875 14,535    
Romania persons   26,716 28,244 30,694 31,817 33,434    
Serbia persons   10,975 11,211 11,070 10,226 10,031    
Slovakia persons   9,316 10,031 10,525 10,850 9,753    
Slovenia persons   1,365 1,351 1,273 1,377 1,360    
Spain persons   76,079 73,929 70,472 68,597 66,765    
Sweden persons   7,286 6,846 6,669 6,296 5,723    
Switzerland persons   5,605 5,765 5,626 6,102 6,652    
Turkey persons ... 116,340 120,814 128,604 136,020 145,478   ...