Brazil: Imprisonment rate

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 Brazil

Number of prisoners per 100,000 people

 Latest value 335
 Year 2017
 Measure prisoners per 100,000 people
 Data availability 2003 - 2017
 Average 260
 Min - Max 155 - 350
 Source The UN office on drugs and crime
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 2003 to 2017. The average value for Brazil during that period was 260 prisoners per 100,000 people with a minimum of 155 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2003 and a maximum of 350 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2016. The latest value from 2017 is 335 prisoners per 100,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 146 countries is 182 prisoners per 100,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Brazil - Imprisonment rate - Recent values chart

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Brazil - Imprisonment rate - historical chart - 2003-2017




Definition: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.


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