The project is funded by the Council of Europe, which uses its results as for official purposes.
According to the report, first place among the countries of the Council of Europe is held by Russia, the rate of which is 475 prisoners per 100,000 residents.
In second place is Ukraine, where the number of prisoners reaches 324 per 100,000 residents. According to the report, this figure is more than two times higher than the European average rate of 133.5 prisoners per 100,000 residents.
Ukraine shares second place with Lithuania.
After Ukraine comes Latvia with 257 prisoners per 100,000 residents, Estonia - 247, Azerbaijan – 217, and Poland - 205.
The lowest rates are in Croatia - 102 prisoners per 100,000 residents, Austria - 104, Italy - 108, Belgium – 113, and France - 119.
At the same time, according to the report, Ukraine did not provide full information for the survey, as the international office of its prison administration ceased operations due to the political situation in the country in 2014.
Thus, the report only contains information on the total number of prisoners in Ukraine as of January 1, 2013.