SDG 16 · Indicator
Persons held in prison
per 100,000 population
Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.
Significant challenges remain
Major challenges remain
The prison population is composed of persons held in prisons, penal institutions, or correctional institutions.
The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 25.
This indicator is used for OECD countries only.
UNODC (2020). Total Prison Population. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. Available from: https://dataunodc.un.org/crime/total-prison-population