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
  Croatia 106
  Spain 116
  North Macedonia 142
  Liechtenstein 15
  Iceland 36
  Bulgaria 101
  Andorra 74
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 153
  Sweden 80
  Germany 69
  Denmark 71
  Azerbaijan 244
  Armenia 79
  Serbia 162
  Luxembourg 106
  Switzerland 77
  Portugal 117
  San Marino 41
  Romania 126
  Montenegro 168
  Monaco 67
  Hungary 192
  Lithuania 156
  Poland 195
  Estonia 129
  United Kingdom: Scotland 147
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 98
  Turkey 392
  Slovenia 85
  Slovakia 178
  Norway 55
  Malta 123
  Ireland, Republic of 93
  Greece 101
  France 114
  Belgium 104
  Austria 100
  Albania 170
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 145
  Italy 105
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 133
  Georgia 270
  Czech Republic 180
  Kosovo/Kosova 99
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 44
  Finland 52
  Latvia 172
  Netherlands 65
  Moldova (Republic of) 236
  Cyprus (Republic of) 103
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 23
  Russian Federation 300
  Ukraine 123
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 135
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 273
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 83
  Belarus 345