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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Romania 22714 118 10.5 4.7 1.0 124.3
  Italy 53637 89 30.0 4.2 31.7 105.6
  Thailand 309282 445 19.4 11.9 4.4 339.1
  Indonesia 274043 100 19.8 5.0 0.4 201.5
  Colombia 97110 192 24.5 7.1 1.3 119.1
  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
  Bahamas 1617 392 37.0 3.1 161.7
  Togo 4117 50 62.0 2.3 5.2 151.4
  Rwanda 66082 515 9.7 5.4 0.3 137.8
  Cote d'Ivoire 21430 82 30.7 2.4 30.0 267.9
  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
  Russian Federation 475009 329 22.3 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
  Nigeria 65688 31 74.8 1.9 0.3 146.8
  Mauritius 2618 203 60.4 5.8 6.4 116.9
  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
  Azerbaijan 21008 208 16.0 2.7 2.4 82.7
  Armenia 2197 74 45.8 3.1 7.0 41.1
  Saudi Arabia 68056 207 48.3 1.9 49.0
  Philippines 215000 200 75.1 11.0 0.3 463.6
  Puerto Rico (USA) 8884 278 13.1 3.7 86.3
  Paraguay 16804 241 77.3 5.9 4.2 143.1
  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
  Djibouti 662 71 35.8 5.0 171.4
  Czech Republic 19012 177 6.8 8.1 7.6 94.9
  Belize 1357 339 30.0 2.8 11.1 87.3
  Malta 821 153 33.9 7.1 55.7 88.6
  Panama 18174 420 39.2 5.2 10.1 124.6
  Bolivia 18260 154 65.0 8.0 3.3 269.9
  Burkina Faso 7621 37 40.5 2.0 4.1 156.6
  Kosovo/Kosova 1642 93 36.4 2.7 5.7 97.1
  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
  Uzbekistan 22867 68 10.0 80.0
  Ireland, Republic of 3891 77 17.0 3.8 14.8 88.9
  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
  Lebanon 6670 118 55.5 3.4 36.0 190.6
  Honduras 21675 234 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
  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
  Guam (USA) 690 411 45.1 7.2 31.0 126.2
  Serbia 10543 152 17.2 4.2 3.1 105.6
  Swaziland/eSwatini 3796 277 18.1 2.9 6.0 133.8
  Turkey 281094 335 43.1 3.9 3.5 125.6
  Sweden 7000 68 27.9 6.1 22.1 101.6
  Monaco 8 21 46.2 7.7 100.0 9.5
  Haiti 11500 100 81.9 4.0 454.4
  Uruguay 13021 372 22.3 5.4 2.8 99.3
  Peru 89760 269 37.0 5.5 2.4 223.6
  Antigua and Barbuda 269 280 37.0 4.8 30.6 179.3
  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
  Fiji 2506 274 24.0 2.5 1.2 137.9
  Finland 2910 53 23.6 8.3 17.1 101.1
  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
  Uganda 65000 142 49.8 4.5 2.3 319.2
  Tunisia 22964 194 57.0 2.8 118.5
  Mozambique 19784 63 30.4 2.9 1.5 232.8
  Burundi 10984 82 50.0 6.4 1.2 261.9
  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
  Japan 48429 38 12.1 8.2 5.7 56.6
  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
  Libya 9100 139 90.0 1.2 12.8 141.6
  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
  Guinea (Republic of) 3782 28 60.0 3.0 2.7 156.8
  Luxembourg 548 86 44.2 5.1 73.0 77.1
  Moldova (Republic of) 6429 182 15.3 5.8 1.2 97.7
  Pakistan 82139 40 62.1 1.6 1.2 128.1
  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
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 139 129 28.1 4.3 25.2 69.5
  Sierra Leone 3808 47 29.5 1.5 0.5 160.3
  Seychelles 318 322 12.5 6.3 1.3 53.8
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 87 132 15.1 5.4 9.7 79.1
  Canada 38570 104 39.0 5.6 102.2
  Jordan 20060 198 36.9 2.2 9.9 150.2
  Guatemala 25298 139 49.6 11.2 3.2 367.2
  Dominican Republic 26600 239 58.6 2.8 8.1 183.2
  Australia 41060 160 31.9 7.7 17.1 112.2
  New Zealand 9469 188 36.5 6.6 3.0 93.8
  Liberia 2572 51 64.0 2.8 2.0 222.1
  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
  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 7471 136 26.2 3.9 3.9 86.6
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1377 72 35.9 3.8 11.0 68.0
  El Salvador 36545 562 22.8 7.2 1.3 135.7
  Chile 39395 211 35.9 7.0 3.4 100.4
  Spain 57680 122 16.0 7.4 28.1 77.9
  Portugal 11463 111 19.0 7.0 15.0 88.9
  Belarus 32556 345 16.6 10.8 3.1 83.4
  Slovakia 10345 189 14.4 7.7 2.4 89.0
  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
  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 78250 130 15.4 4.1 12.2 101.6
  Poland 71375 188 12.2 4.7 1.9 86.8
  South Africa 147922 248 35.7 2.6 7.5 124.8
  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
  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. Lucia 549 286 53.5 2.5 3.0 109.8
  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
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Tajikistan 8000 83 15.0 1.6 4.9 61.5
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Mali 5209 33 69.0 2.8 223.3
  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
  Guinea Bissau 196 10 67.9 2.6 7.1 102.2
  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