Total Untried or Pre-trial Persons Held

Based on a comparison of 58 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in untried or pre-trial persons held with 451,200 followed by India and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 26.0, Luxembourg with 264 and Slovenia with 273.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania       941 1,765 1,947 1,628 1,885    
Algeria       18,344 7,240 6,870 ... 6,639    
Argentina ... ...   29,052 29,972 31,389 32,637 31,142    
Armenia ...     761 833 617 861 1,287    
Australia     ... ... 6,096 6,340 6,393 6,367    
Austria ... ...   2,116 1,964 1,883 1,994 1,909    
Azerbaijan ...     2,314 2,461 2,463 2,665 2,780    
Belarus       7,566 6,017 5,562 6,199 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina ... ...   275 ... ... ... 491   ...
Brazil ... ... ... 173,794 183,566 138,939 152,612 164,683    
Bulgaria       1,354 952 794 890 1,059    
Canada       13,434 14,332 14,880 15,041 14,364 ... ...
Chile       11,802 10,750 11,445 12,294 11,760    
Colombia       19,353 22,183 24,055 24,569 25,916    
Croatia       1,158 1,297 1,354 1,212 1,191    
Czech Republic ...     2,399 2,254 2,402 2,415 2,443    
Denmark       1,098 1,019 1,183 1,426 1,409    
Estonia       1,045 916 990 836 744    
Finland       439 501 573 574 568    
France ... ... ... 18,483 16,797 15,933 15,395 15,702    
Georgia     ... ... ... 2,646 3,078 2,752 ... ...
Germany       15,837 14,552 13,713 13,601 12,911    
Greece ... ...   3,046 2,906 3,700 3,524 3,900    
Hungary ...     3,786 3,824 4,353 4,493 4,803    
Iceland       18.0 12.0 14.0 25.0 13.0    
India ...     245,244 250,727 257,928 250,204 ...   ...
Ireland       533 605 597 559 634    
Israel       5,683 8,008 7,852 ... ... ... ...
Italy       22,145 28,188 29,901 29,809 28,782    
Japan       9,842 8,817 8,244 8,164 8,084    
Kazakhstan ... ...   8,306 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Kyrgyzstan       2,515 1,754 1,878 ... ... ... ...
Latvia       2,199 1,710 1,742 2,000 2,031 ...  
Lithuania       997 955 978 1,208 1,196    
Luxembourg ... ... ... 352 329 335 308 318   ...
Macedonia       208 ... 673 955 ... ... ...
Malta       88.0 299 475 316 351    
Mexico       89,801 88,136 88,035 92,311 91,297    
Moldova ...     2,032 1,374 1,360 1,250 1,339   ...
Mongolia       1,561 1,824 1,886 1,463 1,555    
Montenegro       411 431 568 685 405    
Morocco ... ... ... ... 25,897 28,970 29,360 30,469 ... ...
Netherlands       6,198 6,093 5,764 5,817 5,915    
New Zealand ... ...   1,363 1,519 1,626 1,382 1,424    
Norway       530 575 598 577 775   ...
Peru       24,419 26,656 28,420 ... ... ... ...
Philippines ...     57,916 56,930 57,383 54,670 56,479    
Poland       14,834 11,903 9,395 9,976 8,811    
Portugal       2,921 2,327 2,108 2,141 2,307    
Romania       4,282 2,947 3,112 4,408 4,630    
Russia ...     159,270 152,895 141,217 131,077 118,610    
Serbia ... ... ... ... 2,235 2,436 2,693 3,332    
Singapore       546 540 839 857 952    
Slovakia ...     2,243 1,849 1,553 1,621 1,464    
Slovenia       271 263 224 340 389    
South Korea       15,506 14,169 15,769 15,931 13,700    
Spain       15,065 16,137 17,849 15,580 13,837    
Sweden       1,597 1,432 1,377 1,445 1,472    
Switzerland       2,341 2,195 2,350 2,521 2,566    
Thailand ... ...   42,976 ... ... 54,018 ... ... ...
Turkey       44,046 52,769 57,889 37,734 32,919    
Turkmenistan       1,191 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine       18,623 18,416 20,018 23,371 39,363   ...
United Kingdom       9,932 10,216 10,675 10,618 10,089    
USA       475,900 483,700 494,300 477,500 457,500