Prison capacity and number of persons held - Official prison capacity - persons (per 100,000 inhabitants)

Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2015, Lithuania ranked the highest in Prison capacity and number of persons held - Official prison capacity - persons (per 100,000 inhabitants) with 322 persons followed by Latvia and Luxembourg. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 53.5 persons, Cyprus with 56.7 persons and Denmark with 63.2 persons.

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Countries Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Albania persons   139 ... 156 ... ... ... ...
Austria persons   104 103 105 103 102    
Belgium persons   79.5 84.2 83.7 84.7 87.0 ...  
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons ... ... 80.1 83.2 ... ... ... ...
Bulgaria persons   121 126 134 130 121    
Croatia persons   81.2 81.4 91.4 91.7 92.0    
Cyprus persons   45.2 42.9 44.1 42.9 42.7 ...  
Czech Republic persons ... ... ... 195 203 199    
Denmark persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Estonia persons   271 273 275 ... 259   ...
France persons   85.5 87.2 88.1 87.3 87.7    
Hungary persons   120 123 126 127 127    
Iceland persons   45.4 ... ... 44.1 ... ... ...
Ireland persons   95.6 98.5 98.0 101 92.4    
Italy persons   76.0 77.4 78.3 80.6 81.4    
Kosovo persons ... ... ... 82.7 ... ... ... ...
Latvia persons   371 393 ... 390 402    
Liechtenstein persons   56.2 55.7 55.3 54.8 54.3    
Lithuania persons   285 299 308 313 316    
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Macedonia persons   94.8 99.4 94.4 ... ... ... ...
Malta persons   133 141 149 155 149    
Montenegro persons   166 172 180 180 180 ... ...
Netherlands persons ... 107 96.7 93.1 94.0 91.1    
Poland persons   226 228 231 233 233    
Portugal persons   115 115 117 117 118    
Romania persons   166 159 124 135 147    
Serbia persons ... ... ... 95.5 125 128    
Slovakia persons   202 206 208 209 218    
Slovenia persons   54.0 54.5 63.9 63.7 62.8    
Sweden persons   75.4 72.9 74.8 73.4 69.9    
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Turkey persons ... 149 158 158 191 204   ...