These statistics have been discontinued.

No new data will be produced from these statistics.


The statistics on prisoners describe the numbers of prisoners at the beginning and end of the year, and the numbers of persons admitted to and released from penal institutions. The statistics also contain cross-sectional data on the prison population describing the situation on the first day of May (prison population analysis). The mean number of prisoners depicts the annual development in the number of prisoners.

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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Prisoners [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
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