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European Union Compared by Crime > Jails

DEFINITION: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Latvia 8,110 2002
2 Germany 209 2002
3 Italy 205 2002
4 Poland 156 2002
5 United Kingdom 144 2002
6 Sweden 82 2002
7 Netherlands 70 2002
8 Denmark 56 2002
9 Portugal 54 2002
10 Romania 39 2002
11 Finland 37 2002
12 Czech Republic 35 2002
=13 Bulgaria 33 2002
=13 Belgium 33 2002
15 Hungary 31 2002
16 Croatia 21 2002
17 Slovakia 18 2002
18 Ireland 14 2002
19 Lithuania 13 2002
20 Estonia 7 2002
21 Slovenia 6 2002
22 Luxembourg 2 2002
=23 Malta 1 2002
=23 Cyprus 1 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Jails. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Crime/Jails

European Union Compared by Crime > Jails

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