Highest to Lowest - Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)

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Data shown in the highest to lowest lists are the most recent available but not necessarily from the same date. Please click on each individual country to see the date to which the data refer. As it is not possible to obtain meaningful comparative data on numbers of children in custody in different countries, we do not include juvenile imprisonment data in the highest to lowest lists.

Ranking Title Female Prisoners (%)
  Ecuador 5.7
  Colombia 6.4
  Paraguay 5.2
  Chile 7.9
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 8.0
  Peru 5.1
  Argentina 4.1
  Bolivia 6.1
  Brazil 5.4
  Uruguay 7.4
  Guyana 2.8
  Venezuela 7.8
  Suriname 2.8