Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 292 persons in 2012 in Mongolia, according to the United Nations. This is 0.325 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Mongolia reached an all time high of 353 persons in 2005 and an all time low of 244 persons in 2009. When compared to Mongolia's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in China amounted to 121 persons and 492 persons in Russia in 2012.
Mongolia has been ranked 6th 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.