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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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Interesting observations about Crime > Jails

  • United States ranked first for jails amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Russia ranked second for jails amongst Europe in 2002.
  • Malaysia ranked first for jails amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • Germany ranked second for jails amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Latvia ranked first for jails amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked last for jails amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by jails are Hot countries.
  • Papua New Guinea ranked first for jails amongst Christian countries in 2002.
  • Canada ranked #5 for jails amongst Cold countries in 2002.
  • Mexico ranked first for jails amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
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