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
  Sao Tome e Principe 129
  New Zealand 179
  Ecuador 178
  Croatia 106
  Spain 116
  North Macedonia 142
  Liechtenstein 15
  Iceland 36
  Bulgaria 101
  Andorra 74
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 153
  Morocco 267
  Central African Republic 52
  Sweden 80
  Germany 69
  Denmark 71
  Azerbaijan 244
  Colombia 198
  Paraguay 239
  Armenia 79
  Serbia 162
  Luxembourg 106
  Switzerland 77
  Portugal 117
  San Marino 41
  Romania 126
  Montenegro 168
  Monaco 67
  New Caledonia (France) 208
  French Polynesia (France) 201
  Martinique (France) 269
  Guadeloupe (France) 217
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 312
  Reunion (France) 156
  Mayotte (France) 207
  Seychelles 337
  Chile 296
  Hong Kong (China) 121
  Panama 522
  Kuwait 101
  Canada 90
  Hungary 192
  Papua New Guinea 57
  Nauru 345
  Japan 33
  Tonga 516
  Lithuania 156
  Australia 157
  Thailand 391
  Poland 195
  Estonia 129
  United Kingdom: Scotland 147
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 98
  Turkey 392
  Slovenia 85
  Slovakia 178
  Norway 55
  Malta 123
  Ireland, Republic of 93
  Greece 101
  France 114
  Belgium 104
  Austria 100
  Albania 170
  Zimbabwe 153
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 145
  Italy 105
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 133
  Georgia 270
  Czech Republic 180
  Taiwan 243
  Sri Lanka 139
  Indonesia 95
  Peru 282
  Mexico 174
  Nigeria 36
  Ghana 44
  Burundi 103
  Honduras 189
  Uganda 151
  Sierra Leone 52
  Dominican Republic 225
  Lebanon 141
  Cambodia 257
  Grenada 338
  Mozambique 63
  Madagascar 101
  Cote d'Ivoire 91
  Costa Rica 343
  Kenya 103
  Angola 68
  India 41
  Dominica 348
  Vietnam 135
  Mauritius 197
  Niger 40
  Kosovo/Kosova 99
  Rwanda 637
  Libya 269
  Comoros 46
  Argentina 254
  South Africa 258
  Jordan 185
  Guatemala 123
  Bangladesh 50
  Nepal 90
  Senegal 69
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 366
  Macau (China) 197
  Bolivia 209
  Brazil 390
  Mali 40
  Uruguay 424
  Guam (USA) 475
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 44
  Finland 52
  Latvia 172
  Fiji 248
  Democratic Republic of Congo 46
  Israel 217
  Netherlands 65
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 273
  Qatar 69
  United States of America 531
  Moldova (Republic of) 236
  Uzbekistan 85
  South Sudan 58
  Liberia 55
  Cuba 794
  El Salvador 1086
  Belize 289
  Cyprus (Republic of) 103
  Zambia 125
  Malaysia 217
  Cameroon 116
  Benin 91
  St. Lucia 308
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 277
  Aruba (Netherlands) 288
  Antigua and Barbuda 400
  Afghanistan 45
  Burkina Faso 39
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 353
  Kyrgyzstan 117
  Republic of (South) Korea 103
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 23
  Greenland (Denmark) 241
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 240
  Egypt 116
  Pakistan 38
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 368
  Trinidad and Tobago 276
  St. Kitts and Nevis 296
  Puerto Rico (USA) 221
  Jamaica 125
  Barbados 258
  Tanzania 50
  Mauritania 57
  Eswatini/Swaziland 243
  Botswana 161
  Singapore 156
  Haiti 99
  Guyana 271
  Russian Federation 300
  Philippines 162
  Ukraine 123
  Vanuatu 65
  Gambia 22
  Samoa 179
  Maldives 314
  Kazakhstan 184
  Tajikistan 141
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 261
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 55
  Solomon Islands 79
  American Samoa (USA) 538
  Iraq 179
  Virgin Islands (USA) 345
  Gabon 228
  Venezuela 199
  Suriname 185
  Equatorial Guinea 63
  Chad 59
  Guinea (Republic of) 34
  Palau 428
  Mongolia 183
  Togo 59
  Algeria 217
  Malawi 76
  Namibia 318
  Laos 166
  Lesotho 104
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 183
  Tunisia 196
  Yemen 35
  Guinea Bissau 31
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 135
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 273
  Turkmenistan 576
  China 119
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 196
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 200
  Bahamas 409
  Saudi Arabia 207
  Djibouti 71
  Congo (Republic of) 27
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 83
  Brunei Darussalam 186
  Iran 228
  Belarus 345
  Marshall Islands 66
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 224
  Nicaragua 332
  Bahrain 234
  Sudan 52
  Ethiopia 99
  Eritrea
  Kiribati 113
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Federal Republic of Somalia
  Oman 46
  Tuvalu 110
  Micronesia, Federated States of 127
  Bhutan 145
  United Arab Emirates 104
  Syria 60