Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate

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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 Rate
  France 109
  Iceland 36
  Portugal 116
  Austria 98
  United Kingdom: Scotland 143
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 97
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 145
  Slovenia 84
  Slovakia 179
  Poland 197
  Norway 52
  Italy 103
  Ireland, Republic of 88
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 125
  Georgia 256
  Czech Republic 179
  Albania 189
  Romania 124
  Kosovo/Kosova 99
  Estonia 132
  Croatia 106
  Spain 113
  North Macedonia 138
  Liechtenstein 15
  Bulgaria 101
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 44
  Andorra 73
  Sweden 82
  Germany 67
  Azerbaijan 244
  Serbia 162
  Luxembourg 107
  Latvia 172
  Finland 51
  Armenia 79
  Netherlands 65
  Turkey 340
  San Marino 9
  Montenegro 166
  Monaco 69
  Moldova (Republic of) 236
  Malta 132
  Greece 101
  Cyprus (Republic of) 103
  Belgium 97
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 23
  Lithuania 177
  Russian Federation 300
  Ukraine 123
  Denmark 69
  Hungary 203
  Switzerland 73
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 103
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 135
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 273
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 83
  Belarus 345