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List of countries by incarceration rate

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This is a list of countries by incarceration rate. The main source of information for this article is the World Prison Brief list of highest to lowest rates by the International Centre for Prison Studies at the School of Law, King's College London.[1][2]

[edit] Incarceration rates

In the incarceration rate column. "c" stands for "circa" which means "about" or "around."

Rank
  ↓
Country  ↓ Prisoners
per
100,000
population
Notes
1  United States of America 760 2,310,984 prisoners as of June 30, 2008. Including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners.[3][4]
2  Saint Kitts and Nevis 660
3  Russian Federation 626
4  Rwanda 593
5  Cuba c.531
6  U.S. Virgin Islands (USA) 512
7  British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 488
8  Palau 478
9  Belarus 468
10  Belize 455
11  Grenada 427
12  Georgia 415
13  American Samoa (USA) 410
14  Bahamas 407
15  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 401
16  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 394
17  Kazakhstan 382
18  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 380
19  Barbados 379
20  Seychelles 371
21  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 365
22  Suriname c.356
23  Dominica 348
24  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 346
25  Maldives 343
26  Greenland (Denmark) 334
26  South Africa 334
28  Puerto Rico (USA) 330
29  Antigua and Barbuda 329
29  Botswana 329
31  Israel 326
32  Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 319
33  Ukraine 317
34  Chile 305
35  Saint Lucia 303
36  Panama 299
37  Guam (USA) 296
38  Trinidad and Tobago 293
39  Latvia 288
40  Aruba (Netherlands) 277
40  Taiwan 277
42  El Salvador 273
42  Estonia 273
44  Singapore 267
45  Tunisia c.263
46  Guyana 260
47  Thailand 257
48  Mongolia 244
49  United Arab Emirates 238
50  Lithuania 234
51  Swaziland 231
52  Azerbaijan 229
53  Brazil 227
53  Moldova (Republic of) 227
55  Poland 224
55  Turkmenistan 224
57  Iran 222
58  Libya 209
59  Mexico 207
60  Jersey (United Kingdom) 203
61  Czech Republic 201
62  Costa Rica 200
63  Gabon 196
64  Namibia 194
65  Uruguay 193
66  Malaysia 192
67  Martinique (France) 191
68  New Zealand 185
69  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 178
69  Saudi Arabia 178
71  Guadeloupe (France) 174
71  Jamaica 174
73  Morocco 167
74  Mauritius 166
75  Dominican Republic 165
76  Spain 162
77  Honduras 161
77  Macau (China) 161
77  Réunion (France) 161
80  Albania 159
80  Lebanon 159
82  Algeria 158
83  Luxembourg 155
84  Argentina 154
84  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 154
86  French Polynesia (France) 153
86  United Kingdom:  Scotland 153
88  United Kingdom:  England &  Wales 152
89  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 151
90  Colombia 150
90  Peru 150
92  Hungary 149
93  Slovakia 148
94  Bulgaria 144
94  Lesotho 144
96  Hong Kong (China) 143
97  Turkey 142
98  Cameroon 139
99  Zimbabwe 136
100  Kyrgyzstan 133
100  New Caledonia (France) 133
102  Kenya 130
102  Kuwait 130
104  Australia 129
105  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 127
106  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 126
106  Ecuador 126
106  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 126
109  Romania 125
110  Brunei Darussalam 124
111  Serbia 122
111  Uzbekistan 122
111  Zambia 122
114  Sri Lanka 121
115  China 119
116  Jordan 118
117  Canada 116
118  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 113
118  Tanzania 113
120  Armenia 109
120  Greece 109
120  Tajikistan 109
123  Montenegro 108
123  Philippines 108
125  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 107
125  Nicaragua 107
125  Vietnam 107
128  Fiji 106
129  Monaco 105
130  Burundi 104
130  Portugal 104
132  Netherlands 100
133  Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 99
134  Ethiopia c.98
135  South Korea 97
136  France 96
137  Austria 95
137  Bahrain 95
137  Malta 95
137  Paraguay 95
141  Belgium 93
141  Croatia 93
141  Iraq 93
144  Italy 92
145  Germany 88
145  Uganda 88
147  Egypt 85
147  Mayotte (France) 85
147  Venezuela 85
150  Cyprus (Republic of) 83
150  Haiti 83
150  Sao Tome and Principe 83
150  United Kingdom:  Northern Ireland 83
150  Yemen 83
155  Bolivia 82
155  Kiribati 82
157  Ireland 81
157  Madagascar 81
157  Oman 81
160  Cambodia 79
161  Malawi 78
161  Marshall Islands 78
163  Switzerland 76
164  Sweden 74
164  Tonga 74
166  Mozambique c.73
167  Laos 69
167  Norway 69
167  Papua New Guinea 69
170  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 67
170  Micronesia, Federated States of 67
172  Benin 66
172  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 66
174  Slovenia 65
174  Togo 65
176  Finland 64
177  Denmark 63
177  Japan 63
179  Kosovo c.62
180  Djibouti 61
181  Ghana 59
181  Guatemala 59
183  Indonesia 58
183  Syria 58
185  Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) c.57
186  Cote d'Ivoire 56
187  Pakistan 55
187  Qatar 55
189  Senegal 53
189  Vanuatu 53
191  Angola c.52
192  Bangladesh 51
193  Niger 46
194  Afghanistan 44
194  Iceland 44
196  Solomon Islands 42
197  Andorra 37
197  Guinea 37
199  Sudan c.36
200  Chad 35
201  India 33
201  Mali 33
201  Sierra Leone 33
204  Gambia 32
205  Congo (Brazzaville) c.31
206  Comoros c.30
207  Central African Republic 29
207  Liberia 29
209  Mauritania 26
209  Nigeria 26
211  Tuvalu 25
212  Nepal c.24
213  Burkina Faso 23
213  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 23
213  Nauru 23
216  Liechtenstein 20
217  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 15

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ World Prison Brief. By the International Centre for Prison Studies at the School of Law, King's College London.
  2. ^ Prison Brief - Highest to Lowest Rates. International Centre for Prison Studies. School of Law, King's College London. Accessed April 27, 2009. "Entire world - Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population. For more details about the figures of any country, please click on the name of that country."
  3. ^ Prison Brief for United States of America. King's College London.
  4. ^ Correctional Population Trends Chart. United States Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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