World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate

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Ranking Title Prison Population Rate
  Portugal 139
  Botswana 193
  Spain 133
  Romania 144
  El Salvador 516
  Solomon Islands 46
  New Zealand 202
  Kiribati 130
  Albania 184
  Vietnam 146
  Sri Lanka 88
  Singapore 219
  Republic of (South) Korea 107
  Japan 47
  Hong Kong (China) 115
  China 118
  Brunei Darussalam 134
  Peru 246
  Colombia 243
  Turkey 228
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 67
  United Kingdom: Scotland 141
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 78
  Slovakia 186
  Italy 88
  Ireland, Republic of 81
  Cambodia 112
  Mauritius 177
  Ghana 53
  Estonia 215
  Czech Republic 203
  Australia 152
  Indonesia 67
  Ethiopia 128
  Congo (Brazzaville) 27
  Ukraine 182
  Russian Federation 445
  Germany 76
  Mayotte (France) 84
  Greece 90
  Venezuela 159
  Vanuatu 87
  Sweden 55
  Denmark 61
  Croatia 81
  Grenada 398
  Panama 392
  Seychelles 799
  Lesotho 92
  Rwanda 434
  New Caledonia (France) 168
  French Polynesia (France) 160
  Hungary 183
  Kyrgyzstan 167
  Martinique (France) 245
  Guadeloupe (France) 202
  Chile 242
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 147
  France 99
  Malaysia 171
  Macau (China) 200
  St. Lucia 327
  Antigua and Barbuda 418
  Liechtenstein 21
  Mozambique 57
  Papua New Guinea 61
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 267
  Guam (USA) 469
  Fiji 174
  Serbia 148
  Georgia 274
  Kuwait 92
  Iraq 123
  Bahrain 301
  Bolivia 122
  Bhutan 145
  Jamaica 145
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 225
  Barbados 322
  Bahamas 363
  Aruba (Netherlands) 165
  Uruguay 291
  Nicaragua 171
  Honduras 196
  Guatemala 121
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 354
  Zambia 125
  Togo 64
  Republic of Guinea 26
  Niger 39
  Mali 33
  Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 32
  Central African Republic 16
  Burundi 93
  Angola 106
  Armenia 130
  Switzerland 84
  Lithuania 268
  India 33
  Sierra Leone 55
  Iceland 45
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 375
  Austria 95
  Netherlands 69
  Monaco 74
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 152
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 92
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 127
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 23
  Philippines 121
  Nepal 59
  Mongolia 266
  Israel 256
  Iran 287
  Trinidad and Tobago 258
  Guyana 259
  Dominica 300
  Argentina 160
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 307
  Uganda 115
  Morocco 222
  Malawi 73
  Kenya 118
  Cameroon 115
  Virgin Islands (USA) 542
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 298
  Reunion (France) 122
  Moldova (Republic of) 227
  Malta 131
  Tuvalu 110
  Tonga 166
  Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 250
  Palau 343
  Nauru 140
  Micronesia, Federated States of 127
  Marshall Islands 66
  Montenegro 174
  Latvia 239
  Kosovo/Kosova 100
  Bulgaria 125
  Belarus 306
  Azerbaijan 236
  Pakistan 43
  Mexico 212
  Canada 106
  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 147
  Bangladesh 43
  Brazil 301
  Puerto Rico (USA) 350
  Belize 410
  Jordan 150
  Afghanistan 74
  St. Kitts and Nevis 607
  Suriname 183
  Greenland (Denmark) 208
  Tunisia 212
  Swaziland 289
  Sao Tome e Principe 101
  Mauritania 44
  Liberia 39
  Djibouti 68
  Cote d'Ivoire 52
  Comoros 31
  Maldives 341
  Lebanon 120
  Paraguay 158
  Burkina Faso 34
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 50
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 347
  South Africa 292
  Dominican Republic 232
  Slovenia 73
  Norway 71
  Luxembourg 112
  Finland 57
  Belgium 105
  Namibia 144
  United States of America 693
  Taiwan 263
  Algeria 162
  Costa Rica 352
  Senegal 62
  Poland 189
  Thailand 468
  Haiti 102
  Zimbabwe 145
  Kazakhstan 221
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 113
  Sudan 50
  Saudi Arabia 161
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 425
  Madagascar 83
  Libya 99
  Gambia 58
  Turkmenistan 583
  Oman 36
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 378
  Yemen 53
  Ecuador 162
  Qatar 53
  Egypt 76
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 286
  Uzbekistan 150
  Tajikistan 121
  Chad 39
  Cyprus (Republic of) 80
  San Marino
  South Sudan 52
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 158
  American Samoa (USA) 382
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 73
  Andorra 72
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  United Arab Emirates 229
  Syria 60
  Guinea Bissau
  Benin 77
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 109
  Gabon 210
  Equatorial Guinea 129
  Eritrea
  Cuba 510
  Nigeria 31
  Tanzania 69
  Somalia
  Laos 71

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