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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Switzerland 6316 73 45.7 5.7 70.8 85.4
  Russian Federation 477515 330 22.0 8.2 6.2 68.6
  Sri Lanka 28915 135 58.9 4.9 1.4 190.6
  Venezuela 43992 134 61.3 5.7 2.2 167.7
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 218 312 29.6 6.8 30.8 102.1
  Belgium 10808 93 37.1 4.6 43.8 117.2
  Azerbaijan 21008 208 16.0 2.7 2.4 82.7
  Armenia 2197 74 45.8 3.1 7.0 41.1
  Nigeria 65283 31 72.8 1.8 0.3 146.8
  Mauritius 2575 200 62.3 6.1 6.4 116.9
  Saudi Arabia 68056 207 48.3 1.9 49.0
  Philippines 215000 200 75.1 11.0 0.3 463.6
  Mongolia 4804 154 26.6 4.8 0.4 124.4
  Puerto Rico (USA) 8884 278 13.1 3.7 86.3
  Paraguay 16804 241 77.3 5.9 4.2 143.1
  Guyana 1884 239 39.5 2.8 1.5 142.4
  Grenada 463 413 20.4 1.4 3.1 233.8
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 175 278 20.2 2.9 11.5 59.7
  Barbados 850 296 54.7 2.6 13.8 70.7
  Morocco 86384 238 39.1 2.3 1.4 136.9
  Kenya 42596 81 44.1 6.7 0.6 190.5
  Djibouti 662 71 35.8 5.0 171.4
  Malta 821 153 33.9 7.1 55.7 88.6
  Panama 18174 420 39.2 5.2 10.1 124.6
  Czech Republic 19269 179 8.0 8.2 8.0 97.0
  Belize 1222 307 40.0 2.8 11.1 87.3
  Bolivia 19161 164 67.2 8.0 3.3 363.9
  Burkina Faso 7621 37 40.5 2.0 4.1 156.6
  Montenegro 1070 172 34.4 2.7 20.0 80.3
  Iceland 120 33 17.1 7.3 18.9 68.2
  Croatia 3413 84 35.4 5.5 13.6 87.1
  Kosovo/Kosova 1832 103 29.6 2.7 5.7 97.1
  Uzbekistan 22900 68 10.0 80.0
  Ireland, Republic of 3775 75 17.8 3.6 14.8 86.3
  Liechtenstein 9 23 78.6 14.3 64.3 45.0
  Cyprus (Republic of) 829 93 34.6 4.6 48.3 115.9
  Andorra 43 55 40.0 12.0 68.0 30.3
  Nepal 26118 86 55.1 5.6 5.3 153.7
  North Macedonia 2175 105 14.3 3.3 6.5 72.0
  Bulgaria 7553 109 23.4 3.2 2.5 80.9
  China 1710000 121 8.4 0.4
  Honduras 21629 237 54.1 5.7 1.3 204.0
  Guam (USA) 690 411 45.1 7.2 31.0 126.2
  Palau 94 522 4.1 4.3 6.5 162.1
  Lebanon 10032 205 62.9 3.2 36.0 286.6
  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
  Turkey 281094 335 43.1 3.9 3.5 125.6
  Sweden 7000 68 27.9 6.1 22.1 101.6
  Serbia 10900 158 17.2 4.2 3.1 105.6
  Monaco 8 21 46.2 7.7 100.0 9.5
  Benin 8502 70 75.8 3.3 151.3
  Swaziland/eSwatini 3776 278 18.1 2.9 6.0 133.1
  Ukraine 51248 144 37.4 4.4 1.7 59.2
  Norway 2905 54 21.9 5.2 24.8 76.1
  Hungary 16752 171 20.4 7.7 5.9 96.3
  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
  Austria 8471 95 21.0 6.6 53.2 95.7
  Albania 4641 164 50.7 1.8 2.3 80.0
  New Caledonia (France) 440 154 12.1 1.1 106.3
  French Polynesia (France) 595 211 19.0 4.2 102.2
  Dominica 194 262 23.7 0.5 1.9 73.0
  Singapore 11198 185 10.6 11.1 11.0 79.2
  Martinique (France) 715 186 37.0 2.9 96.9
  Guadeloupe (France) 756 168 27.0 3.2 119.6
  Reunion (France) 1066 118 21.5 2.6 89.1
  Mayotte (France) 352 127 56.5 0.3 127.5
  Mexico 215232 166 41.7 5.5 1.2 98.2
  Brazil 759518 357 30.1 4.9 0.3 151.9
  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
  Fiji 2506 274 24.0 2.5 1.2 137.9
  Finland 2910 53 23.6 8.3 17.1 101.1
  Uruguay 11755 337 22.3 5.4 2.8 99.3
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 143 447 37.0 4.5 90.0
  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
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 556 46 13.8 2.5 3.1 42.1
  Taiwan 57329 243 4.0 9.0 0.7 114.8
  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
  Burundi 12761 96 39.3 5.8 1.2 304.3
  Japan 48429 38 12.1 8.2 5.7 56.6
  Tunisia 22964 194 57.0 2.8 118.5
  Lithuania 6018 216 11.8 4.7 2.1 83.2
  Latvia 3319 175 27.8 8.6 1.9 68.8
  Macau (China) 1617 232 18.9 12.2 70.7 82.8
  Niger 10723 47 53.8 3.2 101.6
  Mozambique 19832 63 33.1 2.9 1.5 210.7
  Libya 9100 139 90.0 1.2 12.8 141.6
  Kuwait 4662 117 10.0 5.8 13.5 134.1
  Cambodia 36600 220 71.9 8.2 3.7 206.1
  Uganda 55229 124 49.8 4.5 2.3 319.2
  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
  Luxembourg 548 86 44.2 5.1 73.0 77.1
  Moldova (Republic of) 6429 182 15.3 5.8 1.2 97.7
  Guinea (Republic of) 3782 28 60.0 3.0 2.7 156.8
  Slovenia 1174 56 34.0 5.1 31.2 88.3
  Germany 57600 69 20.6 5.6 24.0 78.7
  India 478600 35 69.1 4.2 1.2 118.5
  Pakistan 77275 38 62.1 1.6 1.2 133.8
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 139 129 28.1 4.3 25.2 69.5
  Rwanda 65000 511 7.5 7.4 0.3 101.3
  Sierra Leone 4732 60 29.5 1.5 0.5 220.2
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 87 132 15.1 5.4 9.7 79.1
  Canada 38570 104 39.0 5.6 102.2
  Seychelles 320 324 12.5 6.3 1.3 53.8
  Guatemala 25298 139 49.6 11.2 3.2 372.0
  Australia 41060 160 31.9 7.7 17.1 112.2
  New Zealand 9469 188 36.5 6.6 3.0 93.8
  Dominican Republic 26782 243 61.4 2.8 8.1 183.2
  Jordan 20060 198 36.9 2.2 9.9 150.2
  Bangladesh 83107 48 81.3 3.9 0.6 195.8
  Algeria 65000 153 12.0 1.5 3.8 89.3
  Zimbabwe 22000 127 18.6 2.4 1.9 129.4
  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
  Comoros 225 27 29.0 2.2 7.7 161.7
  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: Scotland 7323 133 26.8 3.8 3.9 86.6
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1407 73 35.9 3.6 11.0 68.0
  Spain 57680 122 16.0 7.4 28.1 77.9
  Romania 22527 117 10.0 4.7 1.0 123.1
  Portugal 11463 111 19.0 7.0 15.0 88.9
  Italy 53509 89 30.7 4.2 32.0 105.4
  El Salvador 36545 562 22.8 7.2 1.3 215.2
  Chile 39556 212 34.7 7.1 3.4 100.4
  Belarus 32556 345 16.6 10.8 3.1 83.4
  Slovakia 10353 189 14.7 7.4 2.4 89.1
  Greece 11459 107 26.0 4.5 57.8 113.2
  Georgia 9195 247 20.9 3.6 5.8 78.9
  Estonia 2299 173 19.2 3.9 33.3 77.0
  Thailand 307910 443 19.1 12.1 4.4 339.1
  Colombia 97936 194 24.1 7.1 1.3 120.2
  Papua New Guinea 5087 62 34.4 4.9 0.4 116.5
  Kazakhstan 29403 157 19.7 7.1 5.8 62.4
  Kyrgyzstan 10142 161 16.6 4.2 3.2 61.7
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 77859 130 15.4 4.1 12.2 101.4
  Poland 71297 188 12.4 4.6 1.8 86.5
  Indonesia 262480 96 19.9 5.7 0.4 193.5
  France 62673 93 32.4 3.3 22.1 103.4
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 603 196 27.9 7.3 63.0 97.9
  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 13333 43 12.2 1.2 7.2 155.5
  St. Lucia 503 263 53.5 2.5 3.0 105.4
  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
  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
  Iraq 45000 126 35.2 2.6 139.2
  American Samoa (USA) 193 345 14.9 4.1 62.2 166.2
  United States of America 2094000 639 23.4 9.8 5.2 99.8
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 47 224 14.6 8.3 0.0 50.0
  Afghanistan 30748 87 31.3 2.6 0.9 179.9
  Cote d'Ivoire 21186 82 40.7 2.4 30.0 196.9
  Nicaragua 20918 332 21.4 5.4 2.9 177.6
  Samoa 400 204 14.0 6.0 0.5 121.2
  Bahrain 3485 234 25.7 4.7 23.7 110.2
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 377 236 41.0 3.2 63.9
  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
  Angola 24000 93 45.8 2.7 110.8
  Congo (Republic of) 1388 27 60.0 3.7 616.9
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1549 296 31.7 2.9 109.4
  Bahamas 1778 442 42.0 3.1 177.8
  Chad 8700 59 63.4 2.4 1.3 232.3
  Sudan 21000 52 20.4 2.0 1.0 255.3
  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
  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
  Costa Rica 19226 374 14.4 5.4 13.1 129.1
  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
  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
  Jamaica 3884 137 32.3 3.9 1.1 88.8
  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