Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 540 persons in 2010 in Georgia, according to the United Nations. This is 11.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Georgia reached an all time high of 540 persons in 2010 and an all time low of 134 persons in 2003. When compared to Georgia's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Armenia amounted to 146 persons, 242 persons in Azerbaijan, 570 persons in Russia and 167 persons in Turkey in 2010.
Georgia has been ranked 3rd within the group of 58 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.