Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 322 persons in 2012 in Lithuania, according to the United Nations. This is 1.24 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Lithuania reached an all time high of 402 persons in 1999 and an all time low of 239 persons in 2003. When compared to Lithuania's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Estonia amounted to 255 persons, 298 persons in Latvia and 492 persons in Russia in 2012.
Lithuania has been ranked 4th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, 2 places above 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.