Total Persons Convicted (All Crimes)

Based on a comparison of 53 countries in 2012, United Kingdom ranked the highest in persons convicted with 1,263,913 followed by Turkey and Algeria. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 1,444, Ireland with 3,182 and Armenia with 3,727.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania       6,881 5,889 8,009 7,670 8,510    
Algeria ... ... ... 581,055 1,082,061 1,041,813 1,120,074 1,051,966    
Argentina ... ...   32,654 29,804 30,151 30,055 31,427 ...  
Armenia       3,238 2,909 3,145 3,591 4,402    
Australia ...     284,587 325,261 331,260 332,995 328,890    
Austria       43,414 43,158 38,226 37,868 38,394    
Azerbaijan ...     14,206 14,187 13,995 14,496 14,312    
Belarus       78,238 70,996 68,531 62,064 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina ... ... ... 18,911 18,657 16,951 17,707 17,294    
Bulgaria       30,595 31,035 36,137 40,872 39,070    
Canada       282,430 290,655 298,804 299,264 291,555   ...
Chile ... ... ... ... 22,794 28,686 29,210 28,521    
China ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,006,420    
Colombia ...     ... 79,667 79,905 75,323 76,542    
Croatia       25,190 25,410 25,126 26,355 25,355    
Czech Republic ...     69,445 75,728 75,882 73,787 70,651    
Denmark       77,546 63,670 65,634 72,000 77,914    
Egypt ... ...   5,585,058 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Estonia     ... ... 12,706 11,574 7,881 9,131    
Finland       219,395 241,647 237,782 206,430 206,070   ...
France       679,432 701,346 703,695 703,853 682,489    
Georgia       16,911 21,170 20,804 18,354 19,940 ... ...
Germany       751,387 897,631 874,691 844,520 813,266   ...
Hungary       97,444 87,502 84,457 86,901 89,343    
Iceland     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
India ...     706,080 691,469 715,478 711,491 777,572 ... ...
Ireland ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,146 3,308   ...
Israel       39,661 35,472 32,764 ... ... ... ...
Italy       204,881 240,442 260,307 257,756 229,813   ...
Japan       86,382 79,920 76,459 74,733 70,971    
Kazakhstan ...     32,582 35,497 36,351 39,391 31,968   ...
Kenya ... ... ... ... 408,097 347,169 413,092 ... ... ...
Kyrgyzstan       13,480 12,663 10,666 9,797 8,524    
Latvia       10,182 10,413 10,979 10,702 9,626    
Lithuania       13,013 12,504 12,788 13,050 13,992    
Macedonia       10,124 10,315 10,218 10,549 9,716    
Malaysia ... ...   83,880 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Malta     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico       143,927 145,446 144,047 141,783 142,364    
Moldova       12,434 9,764 7,367 7,721 7,815   ...
Mongolia       7,792 8,463 8,495 7,513 7,292   ...
Montenegro ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 673    
Netherlands       122,871 116,405 115,051 114,783 97,794    
New Zealand       81,712 88,955 95,513 100,138 95,725    
Norway       14,182 13,598 12,961 12,196 14,104   ...
Philippines ... ...   5,272 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Poland       490,356 454,167 447,686 440,225 455,649    
Portugal       69,817 83,687 87,998 78,276 77,834   ...
Romania ... ...   56,705 46,127 36,795 34,226 41,891    
Russia ...     909,921 929,025 925,166 892,361 845,071   ...
Serbia ... ...   42,988 40,690 44,367 42,782 23,321    
Slovakia       25,764 27,067 28,681 30,953 31,179    
Slovenia       8,630 9,144 9,228 8,453 8,423    
South Korea       186,530 206,167 228,271 238,118 215,452   ...
Spain ... ... ... ... 201,139 248,069 264,166 255,773   ...
Sweden       119,686 125,156 134,488 141,577 138,136    
Switzerland       46,041 41,860 44,903 47,542 49,356   ...
Tajikistan ... ... ... ... ... ... 188 ... ... ...
Thailand ... ...   639,756 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Turkey       941,532 1,065,953 845,716 1,288,334 1,213,217   ...
Turkmenistan       8,911 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine       160,865 152,772 146,858 146,383 168,774 ... ...
United Kingdom       1,517,865 1,512,153 1,454,558 1,494,829 1,454,096    
USA ... ...   79,725 78,801 82,451 86,314 89,741