World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total

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Ranking Title Prison Population Total
  New Caledonia (France) 462
  French Polynesia (France) 427
  Martinique (France) 997
  Guadeloupe (France) 970
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 850
  Reunion (France) 1111
  Mayotte (France) 203
  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 3427
  Belgium 11071
  Austria 8381
  Andorra 41
  Lebanon 6502
  Israel 21072
  Guyana 1944
  Chile 43302
  Georgia 9734
  Tanzania 34404
  Swaziland 3610
  Madagascar 20000
  Burundi 8689
  Angola 24165
  Portugal 14314
  Botswana 3960
  Romania 28309
  El Salvador 33547
  New Zealand 9405
  Albania 5547
  Sri Lanka 19067
  Japan 59620
  Vietnam 136245
  Spain 61541
  Solomon Islands 271
  Kiribati 146
  Singapore 12394
  Republic of (South) Korea 53990
  Hong Kong (China) 8438
  China 1649804
  Brunei Darussalam 565
  Colombia 121945
  Turkey 187609
  Peru 77298
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 877
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7678
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1518
  Italy 53873
  Ireland, Republic of 3766
  Estonia 2919
  Mauritius 2285
  Ghana 14368
  Czech Republic 21667
  Indonesia 180347
  Cambodia 18308
  Slovakia 10116
  Australia 36134
  Ethiopia 111050
  Congo (Brazzaville) 1240
  Ukraine 62143
  Russian Federation 651360
  Sweden 5245
  Greece 9698
  Panama 17197
  Grenada 450
  Vanuatu 230
  Germany 61737
  Venezuela 49664
  Denmark 3481
  Croatia 3424
  Seychelles 735
  Lesotho 2073
  Malawi 12129
  Cameroon 26702
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 85130
  Netherlands 11603
  Serbia 10067
  Lithuania 7355
  Liechtenstein 10
  Nepal 17905
  Kuwait 4000
  Bolivia 13468
  Honduras 15914
  Guatemala 19972
  St. Lucia 607
  Antigua and Barbuda 387
  Papua New Guinea 4864
  Fiji 1555
  Philippines 142168
  Malaysia 52784
  Trinidad and Tobago 3700
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 224
  Togo 4422
  Niger 8525
  Kenya 57000
  Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 20550
  Rwanda 54279
  Hungary 17976
  Kyrgyzstan 10030
  France 66678
  Macau (China) 1292
  Mozambique 15976
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 175
  Guam (USA) 797
  Iraq 42880
  Bahrain 4028
  Bhutan 1119
  Jamaica 4050
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 348
  Barbados 924
  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
  Armenia 3880
  Switzerland 6923
  India 418536
  Sierra Leone 3488
  Iceland 147
  Monaco 28
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 154
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 80
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 83
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 11
  Mongolia 7773
  Iran 225624
  Dominica 219
  Argentina 69060
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 46
  Uganda 45092
  Morocco 76000
  Virgin Islands (USA) 577
  Canada 40663
  Montenegro 1131
  Moldova (Republic of) 7881
  Latvia 4409
  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
  Belarus 29000
  Azerbaijan 22526
  Pakistan 80169
  Mexico 255138
  Bangladesh 69719
  Puerto Rico (USA) 12327
  Burkina Faso 6827
  Maldives 1513
  Jordan 11489
  Paraguay 12313
  Tunisia 23000
  Sao Tome e Principe 178
  Liberia 2203
  Djibouti 600
  Cote d'Ivoire 12147
  Comoros 145
  Belize 1443
  Afghanistan 26519
  St. Kitts and Nevis 334
  Suriname 1000
  Greenland (Denmark) 116
  Mauritania 1768
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 581
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 161
  Norway 3679
  Luxembourg 691
  Finland 3002
  Dominican Republic 25006
  South Africa 159563
  Slovenia 1511
  Namibia 3560
  Taiwan 62902
  Algeria 60220
  United States of America 2217947
  Costa Rica 17440
  Senegal 8630
  Poland 71315
  Thailand 319883
  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
  Yemen 14000
  Ecuador 25902
  Qatar 1150
  Egypt 62000
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1434
  Uzbekistan 43900
  Tajikistan 9317
  Chad 4831
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Cyprus (Republic of) 681
  San Marino 2
  South Sudan 6504
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 52
  American Samoa (USA) 214
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1722
  United Arab Emirates 11193
  Syria 10599
  Guinea Bissau 92
  Benin 7247
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 25
  Gabon 3373
  Equatorial Guinea 500
  Eritrea
  Cuba 57337
  Nigeria 63142
  Somalia
  Laos 8201

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