Highest number of inmates in years

At the end of 2012, more than 13,500 people were in jail in Portugal, the highest number since 2004, according to statistics by the Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP). The inmate population grew 6.4% since 2011, and by the end of 2012 there were still 1,977 detainees awaiting trial. Of the 13,504 people in prison in 2012, 12,766 were men.