Costa Rica: Imprisonment rate

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 Costa Rica

Number of prisoners per 100,000 people

 Latest value 290
 Year 2017
 Measure prisoners per 100,000 people
 Data availability 2004 - 2017
 Average 242
 Min - Max 172 - 291
 Source The UN office on drugs and crime
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 2004 to 2017. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 242 prisoners per 100,000 people with a minimum of 172 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2007 and a maximum of 291 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2014. The latest value from 2017 is 290 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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Costa Rica - Imprisonment rate - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Imprisonment rate - historical chart - 2004-2017




Definition: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.

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