Highest to Lowest - Occupancy level (based on official capacity)

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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 Occupancy Level (%)
  Colombia 125.0
  Ecuador 116.5
  Paraguay 171.6
  Chile 91.3
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 168.8
  Peru 231.0
  Argentina 118.5
  Bolivia 287.8
  Brazil 173.9
  Uruguay 130.1
  Guyana 151.0
  Venezuela 163.8
  Suriname 75.2