Prison Population

Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2007, Turkey ranked the highest in Prison Population with 90,732 followed by Poland and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 38.0, Iceland with 115 and Malta with 382.

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Countries Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Austria                 6,915 7,511 7,816 9,000 8,955    
Belgium                 8,544 8,605 9,308 9,249 9,330    
Bulgaria                 9,283 9,607 10,056 10,935 11,399    
Croatia ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   2,679 2,641 2,803 3,010 3,485    
Cyprus                 369 351 355 546 536    
Czech Republic                 20,971 16,597 17,180 18,303 19,003    
Denmark                 3,236 3,435 3,641 3,767 4,041    
Estonia                 4,803 4,775 4,352 4,575 4,410    
Finland                 3,110 3,469 3,463 3,535 3,883    
France                 47,005 53,463 55,407 59,246 59,197    
Germany                 70,203 75,025 79,183 79,329 79,519    
Hungary                 17,275 17,838 16,507 16,543 15,720    
Iceland ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   110 107 112 115 119    
Ireland                 3,025 3,028 2,986 3,138 3,151    
Italy                 55,751 55,670 54,237 56,068 59,523    
Latvia ... ...             8,673 8,358 8,222 7,666 6,998    
Liechtenstein ... ...             86.0 67.0 67.0 59.0 62.0    
Lithuania                 10,750 11,345 8,957 7,838 7,951    
Luxembourg                 341 391 455 577 735    
Macedonia ...               1,398 1,291 1,545 1,791 2,081    
Malta ...               257 283 278 298 294    
Montenegro ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   669 715 744 802 816    
Netherlands                 13,743 14,137 15,189 17,376 17,860    
Norway                 2,762 2,832 2,944 3,028 3,124    
Poland                 80,004 80,990 80,692 79,344 82,656    
Portugal                 13,210 13,772 13,635 12,956 12,687    
Romania                 49,840 48,081 42,815 39,031 36,700    
Serbia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,283 7,128 7,653 8,078    
Slovakia ... ...             7,509 7,849 8,829 9,504 9,289    
Slovenia                 1,155 1,120 1,099 1,126 1,132    
Spain                 47,571 51,882 56,096 59,375 61,054    
Sweden                 6,060 6,478 6,726 7,291 7,016    
Switzerland                 5,161 4,937 5,214 5,977 6,137    
Turkey                 55,804 59,512 63,796 58,016 55,966