UNODC Report: Data Matters Snapshot – Global Prison Population and Trends (2023)
The “Data Matters” series by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides easily digestible research briefs focused on crime, criminal justice, and drug-related issues. Its mission is to make UNODC data accessible to both policymakers and the general public in a timely manner. By emphasizing evidence-based insights, these briefs aim to shed light on critical topics such as prison overcrowding and the global progress in reducing violence. The forthcoming snapshot, was released on the Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18, 2023, offering a comprehensive view of global prison populations and trends. It is available in both English and Spanish, adhering to the series’ commitment to data-driven communication.
Data matters snapshot: global prison population and trends Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2023
Choose one of the available languages to view the report: English, Spanish