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European Union Compared by Crime > Jails per million

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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Latvia 3,467.85 2002
2 Denmark 10.42 2002
3 Sweden 9.19 2002
4 Finland 7.11 2002
5 Portugal 5.21 2002
6 Estonia 5.15 2002
7 Croatia 4.73 2002
8 Luxembourg 4.48 2002
9 Netherlands 4.33 2002
10 Bulgaria 4.19 2002
11 Poland 4.08 2002
12 Lithuania 3.75 2002
13 Italy 3.59 2002
14 Ireland 3.56 2002
15 Czech Republic 3.43 2002
16 Slovakia 3.35 2002
17 Belgium 3.19 2002
18 Hungary 3.05 2002
19 Slovenia 3.01 2002
20 Germany 2.53 2002
21 Malta 2.53 2002
22 United Kingdom 2.43 2002
23 Romania 1.79 2002
24 Cyprus 1.02 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Jails per million. 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Crime/Jails-per-million

European Union Compared by Crime > Jails per million

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