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Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Latvia

Source: National Statistical Office, Eurostat, Helgi Analytics calculation
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2013

Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 298 persons in 2012 in Latvia, according to the United Nations. This is 6.04 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Latvia reached an all time high of 523 persons in 1997 and an all time low of 298 persons in 2012. When compared to Latvia's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Estonia amounted to 255 persons, 322 persons in Lithuania and 492 persons in Russia in 2012.

Latvia has been ranked 5th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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.

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