Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 215 persons in 2012 in Montenegro, according to the United Nations. This is 0.302 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Montenegro reached an all time high of 241 persons in 2009 and an all time low of 109 persons in 2001. When compared to Montenegro's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Albania amounted to 146 persons, 110 persons in Croatia and 107 persons in Serbia in 2012.
Montenegro has been ranked 13th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, 4 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.