World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total

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Ranking Title Prison Population Total
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 185
  Guam (USA) 756
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 37
  American Samoa (USA) 201
  Serbia 10067
  Iceland 124
  Indonesia 197630
  India 419623
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1530
  Cameroon 26702
  Switzerland 6884
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 10
  Belgium 11071
  Greenland (Denmark) 126
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 85897
  Puerto Rico (USA) 12074
  Burkina Faso 7544
  New Caledonia (France) 500
  French Polynesia (France) 397
  Martinique (France) 969
  Guadeloupe (France) 942
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 879
  Reunion (France) 1104
  Mayotte (France) 266
  Austria 8177
  Nepal 17905
  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 3427
  Andorra 41
  Lebanon 6502
  Israel 21072
  Guyana 1944
  Chile 42971
  Madagascar 22000
  Georgia 9765
  Tanzania 34404
  Swaziland 3610
  Burundi 8689
  Angola 24165
  Portugal 13937
  Botswana 3960
  New Zealand 9798
  Spain 60112
  Romania 27645
  Albania 6108
  El Salvador 36235
  Hong Kong (China) 8457
  Sri Lanka 19067
  Japan 59620
  Vietnam 136245
  Solomon Islands 271
  Kiribati 146
  Singapore 12394
  Republic of (South) Korea 53990
  China 1649804
  Brunei Darussalam 565
  Peru 79644
  Colombia 120668
  Turkey 187609
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 877
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7482
  Italy 54912
  Estonia 2859
  Czech Republic 22480
  Mauritius 2212
  Ghana 13309
  Slovakia 10087
  Ireland, Republic of 3731
  Ethiopia 111050
  Cambodia 18308
  Australia 36134
  Congo (Brazzaville) 1240
  Sweden 5245
  Russian Federation 637482
  Denmark 3408
  Grenada 450
  Croatia 3228
  Ukraine 60771
  Greece 9621
  Germany 64397
  Panama 17197
  Vanuatu 230
  Venezuela 49664
  Seychelles 735
  Lesotho 2073
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 142
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 85
  Hungary 18208
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 95
  France 68514
  Malaysia 51602
  Macau (China) 1296
  Bolivia 14598
  Barbados 924
  Rwanda 54279
  Guatemala 20697
  Uganda 48714
  Liechtenstein 10
  Armenia 4873
  Honduras 17017
  Antigua and Barbuda 375
  Philippines 142168
  Argentina 69060
  Malawi 12129
  Netherlands 11603
  Lithuania 7355
  Kuwait 4000
  St. Lucia 607
  Papua New Guinea 4864
  Fiji 1555
  Trinidad and Tobago 3700
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 224
  Togo 4422
  Niger 8525
  Kenya 57000
  Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 20550
  Kyrgyzstan 10030
  Mozambique 15976
  Iraq 42880
  Bahrain 4028
  Bhutan 1119
  Jamaica 4050
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 348
  Bahamas 1396
  Aruba (Netherlands) 170
  Uruguay 9996
  Nicaragua 10569
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 230
  Zambia 18560
  Republic of Guinea 3110
  Mali 5209
  Central African Republic 764
  Sierra Leone 3488
  Monaco 28
  Mongolia 7773
  Iran 225624
  Dominica 219
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 46
  Morocco 76000
  Virgin Islands (USA) 577
  Moldova (Republic of) 7872
  Latvia 4409
  Belarus 29776
  Mexico 233469
  Canada 40663
  Montenegro 1131
  Brazil 622202
  Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 501
  Malta 569
  Tuvalu 11
  Tonga 176
  Palau 72
  Nauru 14
  Micronesia, Federated States of 132
  Marshall Islands 35
  Kosovo/Kosova 1816
  Bulgaria 9028
  Azerbaijan 22526
  Pakistan 80169
  Bangladesh 69719
  St. Kitts and Nevis 219
  Liberia 2104
  Paraguay 12741
  Maldives 1513
  Jordan 11489
  Tunisia 23000
  Sao Tome e Principe 178
  Djibouti 600
  Cote d'Ivoire 12147
  Comoros 145
  Belize 1443
  Afghanistan 26519
  Suriname 1000
  Mauritania 1768
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 581
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 161
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 46
  Dominican Republic 25129
  South Africa 161984
  Norway 3874
  Slovenia 1308
  Luxembourg 705
  Finland 3002
  Namibia 3560
  Taiwan 63043
  Senegal 9422
  Algeria 60220
  United States of America 2217947
  Costa Rica 17440
  Poland 71696
  Thailand 304090
  Haiti 11046
  Zimbabwe 18857
  Kazakhstan 39179
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 60000
  Sudan 19101
  Saudi Arabia 47000
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 119
  Libya 6187
  Gambia 1121
  Turkmenistan 30568
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 412
  Oman 1300
  Ecuador 25902
  Yemen 14000
  Egypt 106000
  Qatar 1150
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1434
  Uzbekistan 43900
  Tajikistan 9317
  Chad 4831
  Benin 7067
  San Marino 2
  Cyprus (Republic of) 681
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  South Sudan 6504
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1722
  United Arab Emirates 11193
  Syria 10599
  Guinea Bissau 92
  Gabon 3373
  Equatorial Guinea 500
  Eritrea
  Cuba 57337
  Nigeria 63142
  Somalia
  Laos 8201