Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total

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Data shown in the highest to lowest lists are the most recent available but not necessarily from the same date. Please click on each individual country to see the date to which the data refer. As it is not possible to obtain meaningful comparative data on numbers of children in custody in different countries, we do not include juvenile imprisonment data in the highest to lowest lists.

Ranking Title Prison Population Total
  Croatia 4091
  Spain 55909
  North Macedonia 2606
  Liechtenstein 6
  Iceland 141
  Bulgaria 6501
  Andorra 61
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 132
  Sweden 8414
  Germany 58098
  Denmark 4230
  Azerbaijan 24698
  Armenia 2357
  Serbia 10787
  Luxembourg 705
  Switzerland 6881
  Portugal 12287
  San Marino 14
  Romania 24106
  Montenegro 1036
  Monaco 26
  Hungary 18270
  Lithuania 4551
  Poland 72900
  Estonia 1805
  United Kingdom: Scotland 8140
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1890
  Turkey 337760
  Slovenia 1810
  Slovakia 9632
  Norway 3060
  Malta 690
  Ireland, Republic of 4998
  Greece 10465
  France 77450
  Belgium 12316
  Austria 9171
  Albania 4615
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 87360
  Italy 61480
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 88
  Georgia 10241
  Czech Republic 19764
  Kosovo/Kosova 1830
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 524
  Finland 2912
  Latvia 3229
  Netherlands 11447
  Moldova (Republic of) 6084
  Cyprus (Republic of) 947
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 12
  Russian Federation 433006
  Ukraine 48038
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 146
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 92
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813
  Belarus 32556