Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants reached 245 persons in 2012 in Singapore, according to the United Nations. This is 3.35 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Singapore reached an all time high of 408 persons in 2003 and an all time low of 245 persons in 2012. When compared to Singapore's main peers, prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in Indonesia amounted to 63.6 persons and 112 persons in Philippines in 2012.
Singapore has been ranked 9th 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.