Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 277 persons in 2012 in Brazil, according to the United Nations. This is 5.75 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Brazil reached an all time high of 277 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 213 persons in 2006.
Brazil has been ranked 7th 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.