According to the Council of Europe’s annual report, Turkey has the highest percentage of prisoners.
According to the 2020 Penitentiary Statistics (SPAC), Turkey has the highest number of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants – 357.2, followed by Russia with 356.1 prisoners, Georgia in third place with 263.8 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants. Lithuania – 219.7 and Azerbaijan – 208.7 were also in the top five.
As for the EU countries, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Estonia have high conviction rates. The dwarf states have the fewest prisoners – Monaco (33.3) and San Marino (0.0), as well as Norway (58.8) and Finland (49.9). Germany has a rate of 76.2, France – 105.3, Italy – 101.2 and Spain – 123.3. In Europe as a whole, there are 103.2 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants.