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
  France 74342
  Iceland 140
  Portugal 12185
  Austria 8953
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7894
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1873
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 87538
  Slovenia 1797
  Slovakia 9724
  Poland 73822
  Norway 2857
  Italy 60166
  Ireland, Republic of 4742
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 83
  Georgia 9688
  Czech Republic 19569
  Albania 5169
  Romania 23608
  Kosovo/Kosova 1830
  Estonia 1848
  Croatia 4073
  Spain 54197
  North Macedonia 2525
  Liechtenstein 6
  Bulgaria 6501
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 524
  Andorra 60
  Sweden 8635
  Germany 56325
  Azerbaijan 24698
  Serbia 10787
  Luxembourg 705
  Latvia 3229
  Finland 2839
  Armenia 2357
  Netherlands 11447
  Turkey 292282
  San Marino 3
  Montenegro 1026
  Monaco 27
  Moldova (Republic of) 6084
  Malta 690
  Greece 10526
  Cyprus (Republic of) 947
  Belgium 11326
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 12
  Lithuania 4955
  Russian Federation 433006
  Ukraine 48038
  Denmark 4106
  Hungary 19499
  Switzerland 6445
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 90
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 146
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 92
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813
  Belarus 32556