SDG 16 · Indicator

Prison population

per 100,000 persons

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As per UN-CTS definition, prison population is composed of Persons Held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions. It refers to persons held on a specified day and it should exclude non-criminal prisoners held for administrative purposes, for example, persons held pending investigation into their immigration status or foreign citizens without a legal right to stay. Latest year available (2013-2018)

Long-Term Objective

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of .



Prison population