Colombia: Imprisonment rate

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 Colombia

Number of prisoners per 100,000 people

 Latest value 244
 Year 2017
 Measure prisoners per 100,000 people
 Data availability 2003 - 2017
 Average 192
 Min - Max 137 - 254
 Source The UN office on drugs and crime
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 2003 to 2017. The average value for Colombia during that period was 192 prisoners per 100,000 people with a minimum of 137 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2006 and a maximum of 254 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2013. The latest value from 2017 is 244 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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Colombia - Imprisonment rate - Recent values chart

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Colombia - Imprisonment rate - historical chart - 2003-2017




Definition: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.


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