Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 224 persons in 2012 in Azerbaijan, according to the United Nations. This is 0.179 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Azerbaijan reached an all time high of 242 persons in 2010 and an all time low of 208 persons in 2005. When compared to Azerbaijan's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Azerbaijan amounted to 224 persons and 492 persons in Russia in 2012.
Azerbaijan has been ranked 12th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants.
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.