World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total

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Ranking Title Prison Population Total
  Georgia 9734
  Chile 44003
  Tanzania 34404
  Swaziland 3610
  Madagascar 20000
  Burundi 8689
  Angola 24165
  Portugal 14281
  Botswana 3960
  New Zealand 9405
  Vietnam 136245
  El Salvador 33395
  Spain 61541
  Romania 28393
  Solomon Islands 271
  Kiribati 146
  Albania 5316
  Sri Lanka 19027
  Singapore 12394
  Republic of (South) Korea 53990
  Japan 59620
  Hong Kong (China) 8438
  China 1649804
  Brunei Darussalam 565
  Turkey 187609
  Peru 77298
  Colombia 122020
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 877
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7672
  Italy 53725
  Ireland, Republic of 3786
  Czech Republic 21667
  Indonesia 180347
  Cambodia 18308
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1460
  Slovakia 10116
  Mauritius 2268
  Ghana 14458
  Estonia 2819
  Australia 36134
  Ethiopia 111050
  Congo (Brazzaville) 1240
  Vanuatu 230
  Ukraine 64182
  Russian Federation 651464
  Panama 17197
  Germany 61737
  Mayotte (France) 200
  Greece 9632
  Venezuela 49664
  Sweden 5400
  Denmark 3481
  Croatia 3424
  Grenada 424
  Seychelles 735
  Lesotho 2073
  Papua New Guinea 4864
  Fiji 1555
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 85540
  Philippines 142168
  Malaysia 52784
  Trinidad and Tobago 3700
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 224
  Togo 4422
  Niger 8525
  Malawi 12129
  Kenya 57000
  Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 20550
  Cameroon 26702
  Rwanda 54279
  New Caledonia (France) 445
  French Polynesia (France) 456
  Hungary 17976
  Kyrgyzstan 10030
  Martinique (France) 969
  Guadeloupe (France) 950
  France 66678
  Macau (China) 1292
  St. Lucia 607
  Antigua and Barbuda 387
  Liechtenstein 8
  Mozambique 15976
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 175
  Guam (USA) 797
  Serbia 10500
  Kuwait 3200
  Iraq 42880
  Bahrain 4028
  Bolivia 13468
  Bhutan 1119
  Jamaica 4050
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 348
  Barbados 924
  Bahamas 1396
  Aruba (Netherlands) 170
  Uruguay 9996
  Nicaragua 10569
  Honduras 16331
  Guatemala 19810
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 230
  Zambia 18560
  Republic of Guinea 3110
  Mali 5209
  Central African Republic 764
  Armenia 3880
  Switzerland 6923
  Lithuania 7810
  India 418536
  Sierra Leone 3488
  Iceland 147
  Austria 8188
  Netherlands 11603
  Monaco 28
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 154
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 80
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 83
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 11
  Nepal 16813
  Mongolia 7773
  Israel 20245
  Iran 225624
  Guyana 1967
  Dominica 219
  Argentina 69060
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 46
  Uganda 45092
  Morocco 76000
  Virgin Islands (USA) 577
  Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 501
  Canada 40663
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 791
  Reunion (France) 1101
  Moldova (Republic of) 8054
  Malta 569
  Tuvalu 11
  Tonga 176
  Palau 72
  Nauru 14
  Micronesia, Federated States of 132
  Marshall Islands 35
  Montenegro 1083
  Latvia 4745
  Kosovo/Kosova 1816
  Bulgaria 9028
  Belarus 29000
  Azerbaijan 22526
  Pakistan 80169
  Mexico 255138
  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 3034
  Bangladesh 69719
  Brazil 607731
  Puerto Rico (USA) 12327
  Tunisia 23000
  Sao Tome e Principe 178
  Liberia 2203
  Djibouti 600
  Cote d'Ivoire 12147
  Comoros 145
  Belize 1443
  Jordan 10089
  Afghanistan 26519
  St. Kitts and Nevis 334
  Suriname 1000
  Greenland (Denmark) 116
  Mauritania 1768
  Maldives 1200
  Lebanon 6012
  Paraguay 10949
  Burkina Faso 6251
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 581
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 161
  South Africa 159563
  Dominican Republic 24898
  Slovenia 1511
  Norway 3710
  Luxembourg 631
  Finland 3105
  Belgium 11769
  Namibia 3560
  Algeria 60220
  United States of America 2217947
  Taiwan 61691
  Costa Rica 17440
  Senegal 8630
  Poland 71786
  Thailand 320308
  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
  Oman 1300
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 412
  Yemen 14000
  Ecuador 25902
  Qatar 1150
  Egypt 62000
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1434
  Uzbekistan 43900
  Tajikistan 9317
  Chad 4831
  Cyprus (Republic of) 681
  San Marino 2
  South Sudan 6504
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 52
  American Samoa (USA) 214
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1722
  Andorra 55
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  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 56620
  Somalia
  Laos 8201

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