World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate

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Ranking Title Prison Population Rate
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 337
  Guam (USA) 438
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 176
  American Samoa (USA) 380
  Serbia 142
  Iceland 37
  Indonesia 76
  India 33
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 82
  Cameroon 114
  Switzerland 83
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 19
  Belgium 98
  Greenland (Denmark) 226
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 147
  Puerto Rico (USA) 349
  Burkina Faso 41
  New Caledonia (France) 187
  French Polynesia (France) 138
  Martinique (France) 245
  Guadeloupe (France) 200
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 326
  Reunion (France) 122
  Mayotte (France) 110
  Austria 93
  Nepal 62
  Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 166
  Andorra 53
  Lebanon 128
  Israel 265
  Guyana 256
  Chile 238
  Madagascar 88
  Georgia 263
  Tanzania 64
  Swaziland 282
  Burundi 77
  Angola 96
  Portugal 135
  Botswana 193
  New Zealand 208
  Spain 129
  Romania 141
  Albania 212
  El Salvador 559
  Hong Kong (China) 115
  Sri Lanka 88
  Japan 47
  Vietnam 146
  Solomon Islands 46
  Kiribati 130
  Singapore 219
  Republic of (South) Korea 107
  China 118
  Brunei Darussalam 134
  Peru 252
  Colombia 240
  Turkey 238
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 67
  United Kingdom: Scotland 138
  Italy 91
  Estonia 217
  Czech Republic 213
  Mauritius 173
  Ghana 48
  Slovakia 186
  Ireland, Republic of 80
  Ethiopia 128
  Cambodia 116
  Australia 152
  Congo (Brazzaville) 27
  Sweden 53
  Russian Federation 441
  Denmark 59
  Grenada 421
  Croatia 78
  Ukraine 167
  Greece 89
  Germany 78
  Panama 426
  Vanuatu 87
  Venezuela 159
  Seychelles 799
  Lesotho 92
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 136
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 97
  Hungary 186
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 145
  France 101
  Malaysia 167
  Macau (China) 200
  Bolivia 130
  Barbados 322
  Rwanda 434
  Guatemala 124
  Uganda 120
  Liechtenstein 27
  Armenia 162
  Honduras 198
  Antigua and Barbuda 403
  Philippines 140
  Argentina 160
  Malawi 70
  Netherlands 69
  Lithuania 254
  Kuwait 112
  St. Lucia 327
  Papua New Guinea 63
  Fiji 174
  Trinidad and Tobago 272
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 369
  Togo 62
  Niger 44
  Kenya 121
  Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 29
  Kyrgyzstan 167
  Mozambique 57
  Iraq 123
  Bahrain 301
  Bhutan 145
  Jamaica 145
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 225
  Bahamas 363
  Aruba (Netherlands) 165
  Uruguay 291
  Nicaragua 171
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 354
  Zambia 125
  Republic of Guinea 26
  Mali 33
  Central African Republic 16
  Sierra Leone 55
  Monaco 74
  Mongolia 266
  Iran 287
  Dominica 300
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 307
  Morocco 222
  Virgin Islands (USA) 542
  Moldova (Republic of) 222
  Latvia 224
  Belarus 314
  Mexico 192
  Canada 114
  Montenegro 182
  Brazil 307
  Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 258
  Malta 131
  Tuvalu 110
  Tonga 166
  Palau 343
  Nauru 140
  Micronesia, Federated States of 127
  Marshall Islands 66
  Kosovo/Kosova 100
  Bulgaria 125
  Azerbaijan 236
  Pakistan 43
  Bangladesh 43
  St. Kitts and Nevis 391
  Liberia 46
  Paraguay 180
  Maldives 421
  Jordan 150
  Tunisia 204
  Sao Tome e Principe 87
  Djibouti 67
  Cote d'Ivoire 56
  Comoros 19
  Belize 410
  Afghanistan 74
  Suriname 183
  Mauritania 44
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 50
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 347
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 139
  Dominican Republic 232
  South Africa 291
  Norway 74
  Slovenia 63
  Luxembourg 121
  Finland 55
  Namibia 144
  Taiwan 268
  Senegal 60
  Algeria 156
  United States of America 693
  Costa Rica 352
  Poland 189
  Thailand 450
  Haiti 102
  Zimbabwe 145
  Kazakhstan 221
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 113
  Sudan 50
  Saudi Arabia 161
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 425
  Libya 99
  Gambia 58
  Turkmenistan 583
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 378
  Oman 36
  Ecuador 162
  Yemen 53
  Egypt 116
  Qatar 53
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 286
  Uzbekistan 150
  Tajikistan 121
  Chad 39
  Benin 67
  San Marino
  Cyprus (Republic of) 80
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  South Sudan 52
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 73
  United Arab Emirates 229
  Syria 60
  Guinea Bissau
  Gabon 193
  Equatorial Guinea 63
  Eritrea
  Cuba 510
  Nigeria 35
  Somalia
  Laos 119