Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 239 persons in 2012 in Colombia, according to the United Nations. This is 12.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Colombia reached an all time high of 239 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 137 persons in 2006.
Colombia has been ranked 10th 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.