Sri Lanka: Imprisonment rate

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 Sri Lanka

Number of prisoners per 100,000 people

 Latest value 99
 Year 2017
 Measure prisoners per 100,000 people
 Data availability 2005 - 2017
 Average 118
 Min - Max 92 - 143
 Source The UN office on drugs and crime
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2017. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 118 prisoners per 100,000 people with a minimum of 92 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2015 and a maximum of 143 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2008. The latest value from 2017 is 99 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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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Imprisonment rate - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Imprisonment rate - historical chart - 2005-2017




Definition: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.


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