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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Thailand 285572 411 19.6 11.5 3.5 339.1
  North Macedonia 2220 107 12.0 2.7 7.0 70.7
  Philippines 166912 152 64.3 9.8 0.3 362.0
  Vanuatu 195 65 32.3 6.7 2.5 106.7
  Albania 4994 178 55.1 1.3 2.4 74.7
  India 554034 40 77.1 4.1 1.0 130.2
  Mauritius 2457 189 51.8 6.6 6.4 116.9
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7408 135 29.0 3.7 3.9 96.3
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1701 90 39.6 5.2 10.5 68.9
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 81274 135 16.6 3.9 12.1 104.3
  Slovenia 1401 66 33.1 4.9 31.6 104.2
  Slovakia 10000 183 13.2 7.3 2.1 85.8
  Romania 23361 123 11.6 4.4 1.1 121.6
  Portugal 12227 119 19.3 7.1 14.8 94.9
  Poland 72542 193 11.5 4.8 2.5 87.3
  Norway 3032 56 24.3 5.7 24.9 83.4
  Italy 55637 95 28.5 4.2 31.8 109.3
  Ireland, Republic of 4187 82 21.9 4.0 15.1 93.6
  Georgia 9605 262 20.6 3.4 6.4 82.4
  Czech Republic 19188 179 7.4 8.3 7.3 94.4
  Austria 8456 94 20.9 6.6 50.7 98.7
  Taiwan 55425 236 4.5 8.9 0.7 114.8
  Indonesia 276288 100 17.7 5.0 0.4 209.1
  Peru 89464 263 39.5 5.0 3.0 212.2
  Paraguay 16216 224 70.7 5.0 4.2 170.5
  Panama 20901 473 35.2 5.2 10.1 143.2
  Mexico 228254 173 40.7 5.6 1.2 105.2
  Ecuador 32466 179 39.1 6.2 8.1 107.6
  Colombia 97369 191 23.9 6.9 1.3 119.9
  Chile 43168 230 37.2 7.5 3.4 91.3
  Burundi 12360 89 54.9 6.7 1.2 287.8
  Samoa 358 179 23.2 5.3 0.5 121.2
  Maldives 1700 314 14.3 4.3 1.1 125.0
  Malaysia 69507 212 41.7 5.9 18.3 113.5
  Japan 45714 36 12.4 8.6 7.0 56.6
  Zimbabwe 20898 115 25.2 2.1 1.9 122.9
  Mauritania 2023 43 47.5 1.0 11.2 101.8
  Mali 8670 40 69.0 2.8 223.3
  Spain 55097 116 16.1 7.1 29.5 73.6
  Dominican Republic 26794 236 61.0 2.6 6.9 166.8
  Croatia 3955 99 32.3 5.9 10.8 106.0
  Uruguay 14347 408 12.7 7.1 2.8 130.9
  Brazil 835643 389 27.2 5.1 0.3 143.8
  Bolivia 20864 175 66.0 6.1 3.3 263.6
  El Salvador 39538 605 23.1 7.4 1.3 135.7
  Kazakhstan 35228 184 20.3 7.0 3.7 62.4
  South Africa 144938 239 34.0 2.4 10.5 133.2
  Costa Rica 15516 301 19.9 3.6 15.0 120.4
  New Caledonia (France) 604 208 12.1 1.3 145.9
  French Polynesia (France) 591 208 19.0 3.0 98.3
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 81 122 16.0 3.7 9.7 79.1
  France 72067 106 31.1 4.4 24.6 118.7
  Estonia 2112 159 16.5 4.7 33.3 75.6
  Tajikistan 14000 141 14.1 2.4 4.9 61.5
  Martinique (France) 916 238 37.0 2.0 124.1
  Guatemala 24742 133 48.6 11.3 3.2 357.1
  Guadeloupe (France) 803 179 27.0 2.0 129.5
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 831 261 27.9 6.9 63.0 134.9
  Barbados 769 267 54.7 3.4 13.8 61.5
  Antigua and Barbuda 238 243 43.3 5.5 30.6 158.7
  Uganda 68981 142 50.8 5.0 1.8 345.1
  Mayotte (France) 466 162 56.5 1.3 167.6
  Hong Kong (China) 7867 106 30.2 19.7 27.1 74.0
  Dominica 206 275 54.4 1.5 6.3 73.0
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 429 261 41.0 2.6 63.9
  Zambia 23062 117 17.6 2.7 2.1 219.6
  Germany 56069 67 20.4 5.6 25.5 77.4
  Belize 1114 271 36.5 3.1 13.0 53.0
  Morocco 88941 240 42.2 2.3 1.4 136.9
  Denmark 4248 72 39.3 4.8 26.9 99.6
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 763 55 23.2 4.1 3.8 173.4
  Solomon Islands 500 79 46.8 1.7 1.0 77.7
  American Samoa (USA) 301 538 70.1 9.6 62.2 166.2
  Lithuania 5089 182 10.6 4.2 2.9 70.7
  Iraq 73715 179 29.8 2.6 139.2
  Virgin Islands (USA) 359 345 36.4 5.2 15.7 162.5
  St. Kitts and Nevis 184 347 30.5 3.6 2.1 144.0
  Gabon 5226 228 80.2 2.2
  Botswana 3882 162 22.5 4.7 13.5 100.9
  Benin 13009 103 56.9 3.5 160.1
  Central African Republic 1291 26 70.2 5.0
  Mozambique 18700 56 31.9 2.9 1.5 220.0
  Ghana 14444 45 12.4 1.1 6.0 145.2
  Cameroon 32003 116 58.0 2.6 4.9 177.6
  Fiji 2379 256 19.9 2.5 1.2 111.7
  Luxembourg 685 106 46.3 5.4 73.7 96.5
  Hungary 18800 194 22.6 7.5 11.2 99.7
  Finland 2827 51 23.2 7.1 16.3 94.3
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 562 47 21.0 1.6 1.4 40.3
  Israel 14961 168 25.2 1.0 38.9 80.1
  Venezuela 67200 199 62.5 7.8 2.3 157.5
  Honduras 20768 206 53.7 5.5 0.7 195.9
  Guyana 1889 239 46.0 2.8 1.5 127.2
  Madagascar 27611 97 46.0 5.5 0.1 251.0
  Guinea (Republic of) 4375 34 54.2 3.0 2.7 171.4
  Angola 24336 79 43.3 2.7 3.1 119.0
  New Zealand 7669 149 39.0 5.6 3.0 93.8
  Switzerland 6310 72 44.7 6.0 70.1 86.0
  Netherlands 11623 66 32.6 4.6 23.1 73.1
  Latvia 3124 165 24.2 7.2 1.5 64.8
  Palau 77 428 4.1 3.9 6.5 132.8
  Serbia 10436 153 18.6 4.3 3.7 91.1
  Greece 11131 105 23.5 4.7 59.9 109.4
  Armenia 2113 71 46.5 2.3 5.9 39.5
  Sri Lanka 22000 102 58.9 4.9 1.4 186.9
  Pakistan 85670 38 70.0 1.6 1.2 133.7
  Mongolia 5832 183 24.3 4.5 0.4 124.4
  Lebanon 7401 110 50.0 2.8 36.0 211.5
  Kuwait 4420 111 17.0 5.8 13.5 128.8
  Cambodia 39000 229 34.7 6.6 3.7 354.5
  Bangladesh 83837 49 80.0 3.9 0.6 197.5
  Suriname 1000 185 50.0 2.8 19.3 75.2
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 385 347 24.3 3.4 3.8 79.8
  St. Lucia 484 263 70.7 3.1 3.0 96.8
  Grenada 365 323 20.4 1.6 3.1 184.3
  Togo 4990 59 60.0 2.6 5.2 183.5
  Tanzania 33570 52 50.0 3.4 3.7 109.0
  Sierra Leone 4430 54 54.0 1.5 0.5 186.5
  Nigeria 70797 33 72.4 1.8 0.3 136.7
  Libya 12300 176 41.0 3.3 12.8 141.6
  Liberia 2925 56 67.6 2.8 2.0 222.1
  eSwatini/Swaziland 3362 244 23.9 2.9 6.0 118.5
  Equatorial Guinea 500 63 5.0
  Egypt 119000 117 31.1 3.7 1.0
  Democratic Republic of Congo 22820 24 75.0 2.3 322.8
  Cote d'Ivoire 23000 85 31.7 2.5 30.0 287.5
  Comoros 387 43 29.0 1.6 7.7 161.7
  Chad 8700 59 63.4 2.4 1.3 232.3
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1549 296 31.7 2.9 109.4
  Algeria 94749 217 19.0 1.5 3.8 119.0
  Russian Federation 468237 324 24.6 8.4 6.2 67.0
  Turkey 314502 374 12.3 3.9 3.8 113.1
  San Marino 9 26 88.9 11.1 11.1 112.5
  Montenegro 836 135 42.2 3.2 17.7 62.7
  Monaco 13 34 61.5 7.7 92.3 13.4
  Liechtenstein 12 31 91.7 0.0 83.3 60.0
  Iceland 150 41 18.0 6.0 23.3 85.7
  Bulgaria 6080 88 20.9 3.1 2.4 74.5
  Azerbaijan 21813 216 21.8 2.7 2.2 85.5
  Andorra 61 78 42.6 13.1 57.4 42.7
  Sweden 7317 70 30.6 5.8 22.1 101.7
  Kenya 52979 97 42.7 5.1 0.6 176.6
  Seychelles 310 311 29.4 6.5 1.3 53.8
  Ukraine 48038 123 35.6 3.9 2.3 61.6
  Belgium 10379 90 38.4 4.9 44.2 107.7
  Moldova (Republic of) 6396 181 17.9 5.8 1.4 95.0
  Singapore 10262 169 10.8 10.8 10.6 79.2
  Reunion (France) 1179 130 21.5 2.8 98.5
  Namibia 8900 318 54.0 2.9 8.9 75.4
  Senegal 12430 67 48.2 2.6 9.1 129.7
  Macau (China) 1520 223 12.7 14.1 72.1 82.8
  Laos 11885 166 67.0 13.7
  Haiti 11253 98 81.9 3.6 454.4
  Lesotho 2216 104 19.5 2.9 0.9 70.6
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 100324 183 15.1 12.3 0.7 111.5
  Burkina Faso 7401 35 36.1 1.5 4.1 141.6
  Argentina 106559 235 44.6 3.8 5.1 112.5
  Australia 42403 165 35.9 7.5 17.1 112.2
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 109 126 20.2 6.4 42.2 79.0
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 143 477 37.0 4.5 90.0
  Tunisia 23484 196 54.9 3.3 2.5 126.4
  Yemen 9719 35 59.0 1.3 3.2
  Guinea Bissau 596 31 67.9 2.6 7.1 102.2
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 9 18 31.2 0.0 66.4
  Vietnam 125697 130 12.6 12.1 0.4
  Nepal 25400 83 54.4 5.4 5.1 153.7
  Greenland (Denmark) 126 225 28.7 13.8 0.9 81.5
  Sao Tome e Principe 260 115 20.0 4.0 0.8 130.0
  Rwanda 76099 580 9.7 5.4 0.3 124.1
  Jamaica 3719 130 22.5 4.0 0.2 87.0
  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
  Malta 821 159 33.9 7.1 55.7 88.6
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 146 135 28.1 6.8 25.2 69.5
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 92 273 26.8 7.1 33.9 93.9
  Cyprus (Republic of) 716 80 34.6 4.6 48.3 105.3
  Turkmenistan 35000 576 14.0 6.5 0.7 85.0
  Jordan 17708 174 36.9 2.2 9.9 132.6
  China 1690000 119 8.6 0.4
  Afghanistan 28240 77 31.3 3.0 0.9 179.9
  Niger 9187 39 56.0 3.7 87.9
  United States of America 2068800 629 23.3 10.2 7.3 95.6
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 124 200 20.2 2.9 11.5 59.7
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 77 179 18.1 5.0 20.2 96.3
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 205 312 29.6 6.3 30.8 122.8
  Gambia 543 23 55.6 2.5 66.7 172.5
  Bahamas 1617 409 37.0 3.1 161.7
  Saudi Arabia 68056 207 48.3 1.9 49.0
  Puerto Rico (USA) 8884 278 13.1 3.7 86.3
  Djibouti 662 71 35.8 5.0 171.4
  Kosovo/Kosova 1642 93 36.4 2.7 5.7 97.1
  Uzbekistan 22867 68 10.0 80.0
  Congo (Republic of) 1388 27 60.0 3.7 616.9
  Malawi 14500 71 17.6 1.1 0.2 207.1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813 83 19.8 3.2 3.6 98.3
  Republic of (South) Korea 53920 105 35.1 7.3 4.7 112.0
  Brunei Darussalam 841 186 7.1 11.9 29.2 143.8
  Iran 189000 228 25.1 3.1 2.9 153.0
  Canada 38570 104 39.0 5.6 102.2
  Belarus 32556 345 16.6 10.8 3.1 83.4
  Kyrgyzstan 10142 161 16.6 4.2 3.2 61.7
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 55 367 45.5 0.0 29.1 91.7
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  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
  Sudan 21000 52 20.4 1.7 1.0 255.3
  Ethiopia 110000 99 14.9 4.2
  Eritrea
  Trinidad and Tobago 3802 276 59.7 2.9 0.8 81.8
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 175 313 5.8 53.8
  Kiribati 129 113 5.4 0.8 0.0 112.8
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Oman 1960 46 5.6 4.5 30.3
  South Sudan 7000 50 28.9 10.9
  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
  United Arab Emirates 9826 104 38.2 11.7 87.8 158.9
  Syria 10599 60 50.5 7.4 7.3 65.6
  Cuba 57337 510