SDG 16 · Indicator
% of prison population
Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.
Significant challenges remain
Major challenges remain
Unsentenced prisoners as a percentage of overall prison population. Persons held unsentenced or pre-trial refers to persons held in prisons, penal institutions or correctional institutions who are untried, pre-trial or awaiting a first instance decision on their case from a competent authority regarding their conviction or acquittal.
The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 7.
UNODC (2020). Total Persons Held Unsentenced. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. Available from: https://dataunodc.un.org/data/prison/total%20persons%20held%20unsentenced