SDG 16 · Indicator

Persons held in prison

per 100,000 population


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Description

The prison population is composed of persons held in prisons, penal institutions, or correctional institutions.

Long-Term Objective

Average of 5 best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 25.

OECD-only

This indicator is used for OECD countries only.

Reference

UNODC (2020). Total Prison Population. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. Available from: https://dataunodc.un.org/crime/total-prison-population

Persons held in prison