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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Jamaica 3719 130 22.5 4.0 0.2 87.0
  Peru 87251 259 36.1 5.1 3.0 212.2
  Philippines 165583 151 63.9 10.3 0.3 362.0
  Estonia 2231 168 18.9 4.1 33.3 77.0
  Albania 5042 179 55.9 1.8 2.3 80.0
  Nigeria 68872 32 73.5 1.9 0.3 146.8
  Taiwan 51673 219 4.7 8.9 0.7 114.8
  Panama 18942 434 37.4 5.2 10.1 129.8
  Solomon Islands 500 79 46.8 1.7 1.0 77.7
  Vanuatu 253 86 15.3 2.5 2.5 106.7
  Samoa 400 202 14.0 6.0 0.5 121.2
  Papua New Guinea 5087 58 34.4 4.9 0.4 116.5
  Guam (USA) 600 355 45.1 7.2 31.0 126.2
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7509 137 27.6 3.9 3.9 96.3
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1480 78 35.9 4.7 11.0 68.0
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 78789 131 16.2 4.1 13.0 103.3
  Ukraine 49211 140 35.9 3.9 1.7 59.2
  Turkey 291198 347 13.4 3.9 3.5 120.5
  Sweden 7607 73 30.6 5.8 22.1 101.1
  Spain 55433 113 16.0 7.4 28.1 73.8
  Portugal 11603 113 18.4 6.8 14.5 90.3
  Slovenia 1360 64 34.0 5.1 31.2 102.5
  Slovakia 10333 189 14.9 7.4 2.4 88.9
  Serbia 10598 154 17.2 4.2 3.1 100.7
  Russian Federation 471490 326 23.0 8.2 6.2 67.8
  Romania 22921 120 11.0 4.7 1.0 124.3
  Poland 71907 190 12.1 4.8 2.0 87.6
  North Macedonia 2125 103 10.7 3.3 6.5 72.0
  Montenegro 863 139 34.4 2.7 20.0 64.7
  Monaco 13 34 46.2 7.7 100.0 15.5
  Malta 821 159 33.9 7.1 55.7 88.6
  Luxembourg 548 86 44.2 5.1 73.0 77.1
  Lithuania 5153 184 9.9 4.6 2.2 71.2
  Liechtenstein 12 31 78.6 14.3 64.3 60.0
  Latvia 3124 165 24.2 7.2 2.2 64.8
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 146 135 28.1 6.8 25.2 69.5
  Italy 53930 91 30.6 4.2 31.9 106.0
  Ireland, Republic of 3802 75 20.2 3.9 14.8 86.9
  Iceland 106 29 17.1 7.3 18.9 60.6
  Hungary 16752 172 20.4 7.7 5.9 96.3
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 92 273 26.8 7.1 33.9 93.9
  Georgia 9444 253 21.8 3.4 5.8 81.0
  Czech Republic 18969 177 6.9 8.1 7.7 94.5
  Cyprus (Republic of) 716 80 34.6 4.6 48.3 105.3
  Bulgaria 6427 93 23.4 3.2 2.5 68.8
  Azerbaijan 21253 210 16.0 2.7 2.4 83.3
  Austria 8132 91 18.7 6.5 49.4 88.1
  Andorra 61 78 40.0 12.0 68.0 42.4
  Turkmenistan 35000 576 14.0 6.5 0.7 85.0
  Pakistan 82139 37 62.1 1.6 1.2 128.1
  Malaysia 69507 212 26.7 4.5 20.5 113.5
  Lebanon 6670 98 55.5 3.4 36.0 190.6
  Jordan 17708 174 36.9 2.2 9.9 132.6
  Iraq 57000 145 50.9 2.6 139.2
  China 1690000 119 8.6 0.4
  Afghanistan 28240 77 31.3 3.0 0.9 179.9
  Uruguay 13402 383 22.3 5.4 2.8 130.9
  Paraguay 14648 205 71.7 5.1 4.2 154.0
  Mexico 220866 169 42.8 5.6 1.2 101.8
  Guatemala 24942 136 48.4 11.2 3.2 367.2
  Costa Rica 15345 298 19.9 3.5 15.0 120.4
  Chile 39670 212 36.6 7.3 3.4 100.4
  Bolivia 18260 157 65.0 8.0 3.3 269.9
  Belize 1046 258 35.8 1.3 10.4 49.8
  Uganda 65000 142 46.4 4.4 2.5 345.5
  Seychelles 285 287 20.4 6.7 1.3 53.8
  Niger 9187 39 56.0 3.7 87.9
  Mauritius 2652 205 59.3 6.5 6.4 116.9
  Burundi 11675 86 48.0 6.4 1.2 278.4
  St. Lucia 518 282 68.5 3.1 3.0 109.8
  Brazil 811707 381 28.9 5.1 0.3 146.8
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 124 200 20.2 2.9 11.5 59.7
  Argentina 109405 243 43.5 4.4 6.3 122.9
  New Caledonia (France) 520 181 12.1 1.2 125.6
  French Polynesia (France) 581 205 19.0 3.3 104.7
  Australia 42909 167 34.4 7.7 17.1 112.2
  Norway 3034 56 21.5 5.6 24.0 83.4
  Netherlands 10542 60 32.6 4.6 23.1 73.1
  Greece 11001 103 23.3 4.6 59.8 108.1
  Germany 58004 70 20.8 5.7 24.0 80.1
  France 67971 100 32.5 3.3 22.1 112.5
  Finland 2743 50 20.7 8.0 17.0 91.5
  Nepal 25758 85 54.0 5.4 5.1 153.7
  Indonesia 266259 97 20.7 4.9 0.4 196.4
  Venezuela 37543 113 62.5 5.8 2.3 143.0
  United States of America 2068800 629 23.3 10.3 5.2 99.8
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 77 179 18.1 5.0 20.2 96.3
  Martinique (France) 789 205 37.0 1.8 106.9
  Guadeloupe (France) 763 170 27.0 3.3 123.1
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 712 229 27.9 6.9 63.0 115.6
  Dominica 204 276 23.7 0.5 1.9 73.0
  Colombia 97615 193 24.5 7.6 1.3 118.6
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 205 312 29.6 6.3 30.8 122.8
  Antigua and Barbuda 210 216 37.0 4.8 30.6 179.3
  Reunion (France) 1183 131 21.5 2.6 98.8
  Morocco 84990 232 45.7 2.5 1.4 136.9
  Mauritania 2175 47 47.5 1.3 11.2 101.8
  Guinea (Republic of) 3782 30 60.0 3.0 2.7 156.8
  Rwanda 71000 545 9.7 5.4 0.3 124.6
  Mayotte (France) 431 151 56.5 0.2 156.2
  New Zealand 8397 164 37.3 6.2 3.0 93.8
  Moldova (Republic of) 6423 181 16.4 5.9 1.2 95.4
  El Salvador 36663 564 23.1 7.4 1.3 135.7
  Tanzania 32438 52 55.4 3.4 3.7 109.0
  Zimbabwe 20407 115 18.6 2.4 1.9 120.0
  Mozambique 18378 57 30.4 2.9 1.5 232.8
  Mali 7000 34 69.0 2.8 223.3
  Liberia 2620 51 67.6 2.8 2.0 222.1
  Gambia 543 23 55.6 2.5 66.7 172.5
  Cote d'Ivoire 21430 82 30.7 2.5 30.0 267.9
  Thailand 309282 445 19.4 11.9 4.4 339.1
  Bahamas 1617 409 37.0 3.1 161.7
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 757 54 23.2 4.1 3.8 164.6
  Palau 86 478 4.1 4.7 6.5 148.3
  Maldives 1800 333 14.3 4.3 1.1 138.5
  St. Kitts and Nevis 220 393 30.5 3.6 2.1 144.0
  Togo 4117 50 62.0 2.3 5.2 151.4
  Comoros 322 37 29.0 2.2 7.7 161.7
  Cameroon 22430 85 66.8 2.6 4.9 125.2
  Benin 9000 73 66.7 3.3 160.1
  Angola 26000 89 45.8 2.7 123.8
  Switzerland 6316 73 45.7 5.7 70.8 85.4
  Sri Lanka 28915 135 58.9 4.9 1.4 190.6
  Armenia 2145 72 45.8 3.1 7.0 40.1
  Mongolia 4804 154 26.6 4.8 0.4 124.4
  Guyana 1884 239 39.5 2.8 1.5 142.4
  Kenya 42596 81 44.1 6.7 0.6 178.9
  Belgium 10808 93 37.1 4.6 43.8 117.2
  Saudi Arabia 68056 207 48.3 1.9 49.0
  Puerto Rico (USA) 8884 278 13.1 3.7 86.3
  Grenada 463 413 20.4 1.4 3.1 233.8
  Barbados 850 296 54.7 2.6 13.8 70.7
  Djibouti 662 71 35.8 5.0 171.4
  Burkina Faso 7621 37 40.5 2.0 4.1 156.6
  Croatia 3941 98 35.6 5.6 13.6 100.6
  Kosovo/Kosova 1642 93 36.4 2.7 5.7 97.1
  Uzbekistan 22867 68 10.0 80.0
  Sao Tome e Principe 260 115 20.0 4.0 0.8 130.0
  Honduras 21675 218 54.1 5.7 1.3 204.5
  Malawi 14500 71 17.6 1.1 0.2 207.1
  Madagascar 27600 99 56.8 5.8 0.1 245.5
  Swaziland/eSwatini 3796 277 18.1 2.9 6.0 133.8
  Haiti 11500 100 81.9 4.0 454.4
  Denmark 4227 72 39.7 4.1 27.1 103.5
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813 83 19.8 3.2 3.6 98.3
  Singapore 11198 185 10.6 11.1 11.0 79.2
  Republic of (South) Korea 53920 105 35.1 7.3 4.7 112.0
  Fiji 2506 274 24.0 2.5 1.2 137.9
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 143 447 37.0 4.5 90.0
  Greenland (Denmark) 126 225 31.7 13.8 0.9 76.8
  Ecuador 39251 224 37.0 6.7 8.1 133.2
  Kuwait 4420 111 17.0 5.8 13.5 128.8
  Cambodia 39000 233 71.9 8.2 3.7 354.5
  Tunisia 22964 194 57.0 2.8 118.5
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 556 46 13.8 2.5 3.1 42.1
  Hong Kong (China) 7107 95 28.4 20.1 28.5 74.0
  Zambia 22823 123 17.6 3.0 2.1 247.8
  Iran 189000 228 25.1 3.1 2.9 153.0
  Brunei Darussalam 841 186 7.1 11.9 29.2 143.8
  Japan 48429 38 12.1 8.2 5.7 56.6
  Macau (China) 1617 232 18.9 12.2 70.7 82.8
  Libya 9100 139 90.0 1.2 12.8 141.6
  Senegal 11547 68 39.7 2.7 10.7 129.7
  Gabon 4476 241 80.2 2.2
  Vietnam 123697 128 12.4 10.7 0.4
  India 478600 35 69.1 4.2 1.2 118.5
  Sierra Leone 3808 47 29.5 1.5 0.5 160.3
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 87 132 15.1 5.4 9.7 79.1
  Canada 38570 104 39.0 5.6 102.2
  Dominican Republic 26600 239 58.6 2.8 8.1 183.2
  Bangladesh 83107 48 81.3 3.9 0.6 195.8
  Algeria 65000 153 12.0 1.5 3.8 89.3
  Israel 19376 234 25.2 1.0 38.9 80.1
  Belarus 32556 345 16.6 10.8 3.1 83.4
  Kazakhstan 29403 157 19.7 7.1 5.8 62.4
  Kyrgyzstan 10142 161 16.6 4.2 3.2 61.7
  South Africa 147922 248 35.7 2.6 7.5 124.8
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 92000 171 15.1 12.3 0.7 139.4
  Ghana 13200 42 11.6 1.2 7.2 132.7
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 410 369 24.3 3.4 3.8 79.8
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 55 367 45.5 0.0 29.1 91.7
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  American Samoa (USA) 193 345 14.9 4.1 62.2 166.2
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 47 224 14.6 8.3 0.0 50.0
  Nicaragua 20918 332 21.4 5.4 2.9 177.6
  Bahrain 3485 234 25.7 4.7 23.7 110.2
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 377 236 41.0 3.2 63.9
  Botswana 3882 162 24.5 4.7 13.5 100.9
  Equatorial Guinea 500 63 5.0
  Chad 8700 59 63.4 2.4 1.3 232.3
  Central African Republic 764 16 70.2 8.2
  San Marino 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Egypt 120000 118 9.9 3.7 1.0
  Ethiopia 110000 99 14.9 4.2
  Congo (Republic of) 1388 27 60.0 3.7 616.9
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1549 296 31.7 2.9 109.4
  Sudan 21000 52 20.4 2.0 1.0 255.3
  Eritrea
  Democratic Republic of Congo 20550 29 73.0 3.0
  Namibia 7400 295 54.0 2.9 5.5 72.7
  Trinidad and Tobago 3802 276 59.7 2.9 0.8 81.8
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 11 21 32.1 0.0 78.2
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 106 125 6.6 4.7 8.5 76.8
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 175 313 5.8 53.8
  Kiribati 129 113 5.4 0.8 0.0 112.8
  Tajikistan 8000 83 15.0 1.6 4.9 61.5
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Yemen 14000 53 70.1 1.6 3.2
  Oman 1960 45 5.6 4.5 30.3
  Virgin Islands (USA) 412 394 36.4 2.7 15.7 162.5
  South Sudan 7000 50 28.9 10.9
  Lesotho 2073 92 19.5 3.6 0.9 70.6
  Suriname 1000 183 50.0 2.8 19.3 75.2
  Tuvalu 11 110 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Tonga 176 166 7.4 4.5 0.0 81.5
  Nauru 14 140 25.0 7.1 6.7 14.0
  Micronesia, Federated States of 132 127 16.7 0.0 88.0
  Qatar 1150 53 44.0 14.7 73.3
  Aruba (Netherlands) 170 165 16.6 3.5 48.1 68.4
  Bhutan 1119 145 4.3 6.8
  Somalia
  Guinea Bissau 196 10 67.9 2.6 7.1 102.2
  United Arab Emirates 9826 104 38.2 11.7 87.8 158.9
  Laos 9000 130 67.0 13.7
  Syria 10599 60 50.5 7.4 7.3 65.6
  Cuba 57337 510