Prison capacity and number of persons held - Official prison capacity

Based on a comparison of 31 countries in 2015, Turkey ranked the highest in Prison capacity and number of persons held - Official prison capacity with 163,129 persons followed by Poland and France. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 20.0 persons, Cyprus with 480 persons and Malta with 622 persons.

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Countries Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Albania persons   4,425 4,381 4,417 4,577 4,577    
Austria persons   8,678 8,565 8,773 8,651 8,636    
Belgium persons   8,546 9,129 9,212 9,401 9,715 ...  
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons ... ... 3,080 3,199 ... 3,297    
Bulgaria persons   9,006 9,379 9,885 9,493 8,834    
Croatia persons   3,501 3,501 3,921 3,921 3,921    
Cyprus persons   360 351 370 370 370 ...  
Czech Republic persons ... ... ... 20,501 21,307 20,928    
Denmark persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Estonia persons   3,621 3,637 3,662 ... 3,420   ...
France persons   54,988 56,358 57,236 56,992 57,516    
Hungary persons   12,042 12,335 12,604 12,573 12,584    
Iceland persons   145 ... ... 141 ... ... ...
Ireland persons   4,323 4,480 4,480 4,622 4,244    
Italy persons   44,838 45,791 46,452 47,864 48,559    
Kosovo persons ... ... ... 1,484 1,785 2,127    
Latvia persons   8,015 8,333 ... 7,970 8,144    
Liechtenstein persons   20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0    
Lithuania persons   9,062 9,399 9,399 9,399 9,399    
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Macedonia persons   1,941 2,041 1,941 ... ... ... ...
Malta persons   547 584 618 646 628    
Montenegro persons   1,022 1,066 1,116 1,116 1,116 ... ...
Netherlands persons ... 17,668 16,033 15,509 15,731 15,283    
Poland persons   86,019 86,755 87,961 88,498 88,662    
Portugal persons   12,102 12,174 12,330 12,342 12,400    
Romania persons   33,960 34,165 26,618 27,125 29,389    
Serbia persons ... ... ... 6,924 9,000 9,200    
Slovakia persons   10,876 11,085 11,201 11,304 11,812    
Slovenia persons   1,098 1,115 1,309 1,309 1,293    
Sweden persons   6,981 6,805 7,045 6,963 6,675    
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Turkey persons ... 106,779 114,348 116,754 142,460 154,115   ...