Albania is a country like others, in which the news is never lacking: the husband who kills his wife, minors sexually abused, thefts, illegal cultivation of drugs or their traffic.
Not by chance, prisons in Albania are all full. According to World Prison Brief ( WPB ) - a unique database that provides access to information to prison systems around the world - Albania is on the list of countries that have filled prisons over 100%. For the Country of the Eagles, in fact, this indicates - which is based on the official capacities of the prisons - amounts to 105,6%.
The situation in Albania
From the official data of the Albanian Statistics Institute (INSTAT) of 2017, it appears that in Albania there are about 5148 prisoners, 5323 men and 95 women: an increase in 9% compared to the previous year.
Prisons in Albania have to be filled more and more by convicted drug addicts, while fewer and fewer are convicted of robbery and rape.
More detailed information on convicted prisoners shows that in the first place there are drug-related crimes (1602 detained, equal to about one third of the country's total inmates). In second place, on the other hand, there are the crimes related to theft, with around 19% of total prisoners, 1046 in numerical terms.
In third place are the crimes related to the murders, a crime for which Albania is among the countries with the highest number each 100.000 inhabitants. In 2017, inmates for murder were 992, the 18% of the total. This crime is also the most represented - 20% of the total - among female prisoners (18); drug crimes (16) and thefts (12) follow.
In the 2017 Albania has registered the highest number of prisoners per 100.000 inhabitants. According to the data collected by the organizationPrison Studies'and published by' World Prison Brief ', for every 100.000 inhabitants, Albania has 193 detainees.
In the Western Balkans, followed by Montenegro and Serbia (with 174 held each 100.000 inhabitants) and Macedonia (with 134 held each 100.000 inhabitants).
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