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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Uzbekistan 22900 68 10.0 80.0
  Nepal 24830 82 56.5 5.9 5.3 153.7
  Palau 94 522 4.1 4.3 6.5 162.1
  North Macedonia 1879 90 8.4 2.2 4.8 92.7
  Philippines 215000 200 75.1 8.9 0.3 463.6
  Lebanon 10032 205 62.9 3.2 36.0 286.6
  China 1710000 121 8.4 0.4
  Honduras 21629 237 53.1 5.7 1.3 204.0
  Grenada 463 429 15.2 1.5 3.1 233.8
  Togo 5277 67 64.2 3.0 5.2 194.0
  Malawi 14060 71 17.8 1.1 0.2 200.9
  Madagascar 27903 102 56.8 5.8 0.1 237.4
  Swaziland/eSwatini 3776 278 18.1 2.9 6.0 133.1
  Benin 8502 70 75.8 5.0 151.3
  New Caledonia (France) 440 154 12.1 2.0 106.3
  French Polynesia (France) 615 219 19.0 4.2 102.7
  Albania 4508 159 45.7 1.9 1.5 85.0
  Martinique (France) 728 189 37.0 3.3 98.6
  Guadeloupe (France) 751 167 27.0 3.2 118.8
  Reunion (France) 993 111 21.5 3.3 83.0
  Mayotte (France) 413 151 56.5 0.2 148.6
  Republic of (South) Korea 53920 105 35.1 7.3 4.7 112.0
  Peru 96440 290 37.0 5.5 2.4 240.3
  Brazil 755274 357 30.4 4.9 0.3 170.7
  Switzerland 6906 80 42.2 5.8 69.6 93.5
  Ukraine 52609 148 37.2 3.9 1.7 68.3
  Fiji 2506 274 24.0 2.5 1.2 137.9
  Singapore 11619 195 9.8 11.0 11.0 79.2
  Guyana 2069 264 37.3 4.2 1.5 137.5
  Hungary 16334 167 16.6 7.7 4.9 110.1
  Norway 3207 60 25.2 6.3 29.0 87.7
  Finland 2910 53 23.6 8.3 17.1 101.1
  Denmark 4125 71 38.2 4.4 30.1 102.7
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813 83 19.8 3.2 3.6 102.1
  Austria 8471 95 21.0 6.6 53.2 95.7
  Uruguay 11755 337 22.3 5.4 2.8 99.3
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 143 447 37.0 4.5 90.0
  Paraguay 16804 241 77.3 6.5 4.2 143.1
  Mexico 198384 158 39.2 5.2 1.2 90.1
  Haiti 10905 97 75.0 4.2 454.4
  Greenland (Denmark) 126 225 31.7 13.8 0.9 76.8
  Ecuador 39251 224 37.0 6.7 8.1 133.2
  Antigua and Barbuda 287 302 37.0 4.8 30.6 191.3
  Macau (China) 1617 232 18.9 12.2 70.7 82.8
  Hong Kong (China) 6735 90 29.9 20.1 29.9 74.0
  Kenya 53348 105 44.1 6.7 0.6 190.5
  Japan 48802 39 11.3 8.3 5.7 56.6
  Brunei Darussalam 1365 307 7.1 11.9 29.2 141.3
  Niger 10723 47 53.8 3.2 101.6
  Mozambique 19832 63 33.1 2.9 1.5 210.7
  Burkina Faso 7621 37 36.7 2.4 4.1 189.6
  Libya 9100 139 90.0 1.2 12.8 141.6
  Burundi 10778 84 47.6 4.7 1.2 257.0
  Lithuania 6138 221 11.8 4.7 2.1 84.8
  Latvia 3414 179 27.8 8.6 1.9 70.8
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 743 62 14.4 1.9 2.4 49.6
  Taiwan 60956 258 4.4 8.9 0.7 114.8
  Kuwait 4662 117 10.0 5.8 13.5 134.1
  Cambodia 36600 220 71.9 8.2 3.7 206.1
  Zambia 22823 123 28.0 3.0 2.1 303.0
  Uganda 55229 124 49.8 4.5 2.3 319.2
  Tunisia 22663 195 52.0 2.8 127.6
  Senegal 11547 68 39.7 2.7 10.7 129.7
  Mauritania 2321 53 38.2 1.8 11.2 101.8
  Gabon 4476 241 80.2 2.2
  Malaysia 68603 212 26.7 4.5 20.5 131.9
  Vietnam 123697 128 12.4 10.7 0.4
  Vanuatu 202 72 15.3 2.5 2.5 106.7
  Argentina 103209 230 45.9 4.8 6.5 122.1
  Tanzania 35803 59 51.0 3.4 3.7 115.7
  Moldova (Republic of) 6573 186 16.0 6.0 1.4 101.8
  Luxembourg 652 105 41.0 4.8 74.7 91.7
  Guinea (Republic of) 3782 28 60.0 3.0 2.7 156.8
  Germany 57600 69 20.6 5.6 24.0 78.7
  India 478600 35 69.1 4.2 1.2 118.5
  Nigeria 62258 30 72.9 1.9 0.3 146.8
  Slovenia 1455 69 26.0 4.8 29.8 109.4
  Pakistan 77275 38 62.1 1.6 1.2 133.8
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 139 129 28.1 4.3 25.2 69.5
  Barbados 874 300 56.2 2.6 13.8 70.7
  Rwanda 65000 511 7.5 7.4 0.3 101.3
  Sierra Leone 4732 60 29.5 1.5 0.5 220.2
  Ireland, Republic of 3687 74 19.5 3.6 13.0 84.3
  Seychelles 350 356 16.0 5.7 1.3 53.8
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 93 142 15.1 5.4 9.7 79.1
  Canada 39579 107 38.7 5.6 102.2
  New Zealand 9469 188 36.5 6.6 3.0 93.8
  Australia 44385 174 33.0 8.1 17.1 112.2
  Panama 17661 412 39.7 5.1 10.1 121.0
  Guatemala 26142 146 47.7 11.2 3.2 372.0
  Dominican Republic 26782 243 61.4 2.8 8.1 183.2
  Cyprus (Republic of) 762 86 30.4 4.9 43.5 141.1
  Jordan 20060 198 36.9 2.2 9.9 150.2
  Montenegro 1141 183 27.4 2.5 15.9 86.1
  Liechtenstein 12 31 75.0 0.0 75.0 60.0
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 695 52 23.2 4.1 3.8 185.3
  Liberia 2700 54 64.0 2.8 2.0 222.1
  Zimbabwe 22000 127 18.6 2.4 1.9 129.4
  Comoros 225 27 29.0 2.2 7.7 161.7
  Algeria 65000 153 12.0 1.5 3.8 89.3
  Bangladesh 88084 52 81.3 4.1 0.8 215.1
  Israel 19376 234 25.2 1.0 38.9 80.1
  Sao Tome e Principe 253 116 32.8 4.0 0.8 126.5
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1504 79 34.1 3.9 11.6 79.9
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7418 135 27.5 4.2 3.9 92.9
  Romania 20858 108 9.8 4.5 1.1 110.1
  Portugal 11158 108 19.4 7.0 15.9 84.9
  Italy 53619 89 32.5 4.2 32.5 106.1
  El Salvador 36693 566 23.5 7.9 1.3 215.2
  Chile 39284 212 33.9 7.6 3.4 100.4
  Spain 58642 124 16.0 7.4 28.1 80.0
  Croatia 3217 79 28.3 4.6 5.7 80.0
  Malta 660 131 31.0 10.4 41.4 102.9
  Belarus 32500 343 15.4 10.5 3.1 83.4
  Thailand 381454 549 16.8 12.6 4.4 339.1
  Slovakia 10662 195 15.6 7.6 2.2 91.7
  Greece 11522 108 26.6 4.5 52.7 113.2
  Estonia 2390 180 20.5 4.3 35.5 76.6
  Czech Republic 20133 188 8.5 8.2 8.0 100.8
  Colombia 102637 204 25.5 6.7 1.3 127.2
  Georgia 9323 251 20.5 3.7 6.3 71.1
  Kazakhstan 29403 157 19.7 7.1 5.8 62.4
  Morocco 85767 237 39.1 2.3 1.4 136.9
  Kyrgyzstan 10142 161 16.6 4.2 3.2 61.7
  Papua New Guinea 5087 62 34.4 4.9 0.4 116.5
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 79433 133 14.3 4.1 11.7 105.6
  Russian Federation 496791 344 21.2 8.1 4.3 72.8
  Poland 69375 183 13.1 4.4 1.6 85.4
  France 58695 87 34.0 3.5 22.1 96.9
  Indonesia 232736 85 21.1 5.2 0.4 174.8
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 547 180 27.9 7.1 63.0 90.3
  Mauritius 2797 217 56.0 6.3 6.4 116.9
  South Africa 154437 259 29.3 2.6 7.5 137.4
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 92000 171 15.1 12.3 0.7 139.4
  Ghana 15463 52 12.2 1.2 7.2 155.5
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 410 369 24.3 3.4 3.8 79.8
  Netherlands 10887 63 29.2 5.5 22.9 74.4
  Solomon Islands 479 77 46.8 1.7 1.0 77.7
  Kosovo/Kosova 1832 100 29.6 2.5 5.7 97.1
  St. Lucia 503 263 53.5 2.5 3.0 105.4
  Mongolia 3398 110 34.4 4.6 0.4 124.4
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 55 367 45.5 0.0 29.1 91.7
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 62 153 18.1 5.0 20.2 125.4
  Belgium 10883 95 35.6 4.4 44.2 120.6
  United States of America 2094000 639 23.4 9.8 5.2 99.8
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  Guam (USA) 690 411 45.1 7.2 31.0 170.2
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 47 224 14.6 8.3 0.0 50.0
  Dominica 194 262 23.7 0.5 1.9 73.0
  Afghanistan 30748 87 31.3 2.6 0.9 179.9
  Cote d'Ivoire 21186 82 40.7 2.4 30.0 196.9
  Sri Lanka 23355 105 60.2 4.9 1.4 190.6
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 240 365 29.6 6.7 30.8 102.1
  Nicaragua 20918 332 21.4 5.4 2.9 177.6
  Iran 240000 294 25.1 3.1 2.9 153.0
  American Samoa (USA) 193 345 14.9 5.5 62.2 166.2
  Samoa 400 204 14.0 6.0 0.5 121.2
  Saudi Arabia 61000 197 58.7 5.7 49.0
  Iraq 45000 126 35.2 2.6 139.2
  Bahrain 3485 234 25.7 4.7 23.7 110.2
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 377 236 41.0 3.2 63.9
  Turkey 281094 335 43.1 4.2 2.2 130.6
  Congo (Republic of) 1388 27 60.0 3.7 616.9
  Armenia 2267 76 37.1 3.5 4.1 42.4
  Sweden 6210 61 27.2 6.1 22.1 96.5
  Bolivia 19161 164 69.9 8.2 4.1 363.9
  Serbia 10852 156 15.0 3.6 3.2 105.3
  San Marino 2 6 83.3 0.0 50.0 16.7
  Andorra 49 64 42.2 11.1 88.5 33.8
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1549 296 31.7 2.9 109.4
  Monaco 32 83 56.3 3.1 100.0 34.0
  Azerbaijan 23319 235 15.1 2.9 1.9 91.4
  Bahamas 1778 442 42.0 3.1 177.8
  Chad 8700 59 63.4 2.4 1.3 232.3
  Egypt 106000 116 9.9 3.7 1.0
  Sudan 21000 52 20.4 2.0 1.0 255.3
  Ethiopia 113727 127 14.9 4.2
  Eritrea
  Equatorial Guinea 500 63 5.0
  Democratic Republic of Congo 20550 29 73.0 3.0
  Central African Republic 764 16 70.2 8.2
  Angola 24000 93 45.8 3.6 110.8
  Botswana 4343 208 24.5 4.7 31.6 100.9
  Namibia 7400 295 54.0 2.9 5.5 72.7
  Cameroon 30701 124 58.1 2.7 4.9 171.4
  Bulgaria 9028 125 21.1 3.2 2.0 85.6
  Costa Rica 19226 374 14.4 5.4 13.1 129.1
  Trinidad and Tobago 3999 292 59.7 2.9 0.8 81.8
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 11 21 32.1 0.0 78.2
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 226 342 9.6 5.7 11.5 59.7
  Belize 1297 356 30.1 3.5 11.1 87.3
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 106 125 6.6 4.7 8.5 76.8
  Iceland 131 37 17.6 3.8 26.7 76.2
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 270 482 5.8 96.3
  Venezuela 57096 178 63.0 5.3 2.3 153.9
  Kiribati 129 113 5.4 0.8 0.0 112.8
  Maldives 1852 499 4.3 1.1 127.7
  Tajikistan 9317 121 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
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 47 139 26.8 7.1 33.9 57.1
  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
  Gambia 691 31 22.2 2.5 66.7 172.5
  Turkmenistan 30452 552 14.0 6.5 0.7 85.0
  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
  Mali 5209 33 52.8 2.8 223.3
  Guinea Bissau 196 10 67.9 2.6 7.1 102.2
  St. Kitts and Nevis 220 393 30.5 3.6 2.1 144.0
  Puerto Rico (USA) 10475 313 13.0 3.6 73.6
  Jamaica 3866 138 23.1 4.7 1.1 88.8
  United Arab Emirates 9826 104 38.2 11.7 87.8 158.9
  Djibouti 600 66 20.0 5.0 171.4
  Laos 9000 130 67.0 13.7
  Syria 10599 60 50.5 7.4 7.3 65.6
  Cuba 57337 510