Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate

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Data shown in the highest to lowest lists are the most recent available but not necessarily from the same date. Please click on each individual country to see the date to which the data refer. As it is not possible to obtain meaningful comparative data on numbers of children in custody in different countries, we do not include juvenile imprisonment data in the highest to lowest lists.

Ranking Title Prison Population Rate
  Vietnam 135
  Nepal 90
  Taiwan 238
  Sri Lanka 129
  Indonesia 96
  Macau (China) 197
  Bangladesh 44
  Uzbekistan 85
  Hong Kong (China) 106
  Kyrgyzstan 117
  Republic of (South) Korea 103
  Afghanistan 36
  Pakistan 38
  Malaysia 217
  Cambodia 219
  Singapore 156
  Thailand 377
  Philippines 162
  India 40
  Maldives 314
  Japan 36
  Kazakhstan 184
  Tajikistan 141
  Mongolia 183
  Laos 166
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 183
  Turkmenistan 576
  China 119
  Brunei Darussalam 186
  Iran 228
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Bhutan 145