Highest to Lowest - Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners

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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 Pre-trial Detainees (%)
  Canada 46.6
  Chile 37.0
  Mayotte (France) 56.5
  Hungary 22.8
  Papua New Guinea 42.9
  Nauru 34.2
  Japan 13.4
  Hong Kong (China) 37.5
  Tonga 33.0
  Lithuania 11.8
  New Caledonia (France) 12.1
  French Polynesia (France) 19.0
  Martinique (France) 37.0
  Guadeloupe (France) 27.0
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 27.9
  Reunion (France) 21.5
  Seychelles 29.0
  Australia 38.0
  Thailand 19.1
  Portugal 21.9
  Cambodia 26.6
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 36.0
  France 30.4
  Belgium 36.2
  United Kingdom: Scotland 26.5
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 18.3
  Slovenia 26.9
  Poland 11.1
  Norway 29.9
  Italy 25.8
  Ireland, Republic of 19.3
  Georgia 18.4
  Czech Republic 8.0
  Austria 21.0
  Albania 57.8
  Taiwan 5.2
  Sri Lanka 62.3
  Indonesia 18.6
  Mexico 37.8
  Nigeria 68.5
  Ghana 11.2
  Burundi 52.7
  Costa Rica 16.0
  Turkey 14.6
  Slovakia 13.9
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 19.5
  Estonia 17.2
  Peru 36.9
  Dominican Republic 59.5
  Morocco 40.9
  India 75.8
  Dominica 50.2
  Vietnam 11.5
  Iceland 21.1
  New Zealand 42.7
  Mauritius 51.9
  Romania 13.0
  Colombia 23.7
  Niger 61.8
  Kosovo/Kosova 35.6
  Rwanda 14.0
  Libya 29.0
  Mozambique 30.6
  Comoros 43.6
  Argentina 41.7
  South Africa 35.6
  Jordan 36.9
  Ecuador 36.2
  Bangladesh 75.6
  Guatemala 47.2
  Uganda 48.0
  Nepal 53.0
  Senegal 53.8
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 31.7
  Macau (China) 12.7
  Bolivia 66.2
  Brazil 26.9
  Mali 69.0
  Uruguay 12.7
  Guam (USA) 54.3
  Croatia 32.3
  Spain 16.1
  North Macedonia 10.7
  Liechtenstein 100.0
  Bulgaria 18.4
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 20.5
  Andorra 47.1
  Sweden 26.9
  Germany 20.6
  Azerbaijan 25.3
  Paraguay 67.0
  Fiji 19.9
  Democratic Republic of Congo 70.0
  Israel 25.2
  Serbia 27.8
  Luxembourg 46.3
  Latvia 25.4
  Finland 23.2
  Armenia 57.2
  Netherlands 32.6
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
  United States of America 25.5
  San Marino 88.9
  Montenegro 41.1
  Monaco 50.0
  Moldova (Republic of) 17.1
  Uzbekistan 10.0
  Qatar 24.7
  Kuwait 14.6
  Panama 35.4
  South Sudan 28.9
  Liberia 71.2
  Cuba
  El Salvador 23.1
  Belize 36.4
  Lebanon 87.1
  Malta 43.9
  St. Lucia 67.8
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 29.6
  Aruba (Netherlands) 57.1
  Antigua and Barbuda 43.3
  Afghanistan 31.3
  Zambia 20.1
  Cote d'Ivoire 33.2
  Burkina Faso 29.9
  Zimbabwe 25.0
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 24.3
  Greece 23.7
  Cyprus (Republic of) 24.1
  Kyrgyzstan 20.5
  Republic of (South) Korea 34.9
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 65.9
  Greenland (Denmark) 21.4
  Honduras 53.7
  Madagascar 50.0
  Cameroon 58.0
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 45.5
  Egypt 33.3
  Pakistan 70.0
  Malaysia 41.7
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 37.0
  Trinidad and Tobago 59.7
  St. Kitts and Nevis 30.5
  Puerto Rico (USA) 13.1
  Jamaica 22.5
  Grenada 20.4
  Barbados 54.7
  Tanzania 50.0
  Sierra Leone 54.7
  Mauritania 50.0
  Eswatini/Swaziland 24.5
  Botswana 22.5
  Benin 54.9
  Singapore 11.3
  Haiti 84.6
  Guyana 27.0
  Russian Federation 25.5
  Philippines 65.2
  Kenya 41.0
  Angola 44.4
  Ukraine 35.6
  Vanuatu 32.3
  Gambia 55.6
  Samoa 23.2
  Maldives 14.3
  Kazakhstan 20.3
  Tajikistan 14.1
  Denmark 39.3
  Central African Republic 84.1
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 41.0
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 23.2
  Solomon Islands 46.8
  American Samoa (USA) 70.1
  Iraq 29.8
  Virgin Islands (USA) 36.4
  Gabon 80.2
  Switzerland 45.8
  Suriname 50.0
  Equatorial Guinea
  Chad 63.4
  Venezuela 62.5
  Guinea (Republic of) 54.2
  Palau 4.1
  Mongolia 24.3
  Togo 60.0
  Algeria 19.0
  Malawi 17.6
  Namibia 54.0
  Laos 67.0
  Lesotho 19.5
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 15.1
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 20.2
  Tunisia 54.9
  Yemen 59.0
  Guinea Bissau 67.9
  Sao Tome e Principe 20.0
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 28.1
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 26.8
  Turkmenistan 14.0
  China
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 18.1
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 20.2
  Bahamas 37.0
  Saudi Arabia 48.3
  Djibouti 35.8
  Congo (Republic of) 60.0
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 19.8
  Brunei Darussalam 7.1
  Iran 25.1
  Belarus 16.6
  Marshall Islands 11.4
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 14.6
  Nicaragua 21.4
  Bahrain 25.7
  Sudan 20.4
  Ethiopia 14.9
  Eritrea
  Kiribati 5.4
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Oman 5.6
  Tuvalu 0.0
  Micronesia, Federated States of 16.7
  Bhutan
  Somalia
  United Arab Emirates 38.2
  Syria 50.5