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
  Canada 90
  Chile 287
  Mayotte (France) 227
  Hungary 192
  Papua New Guinea 57
  Nauru 345
  Japan 33
  Hong Kong (China) 111
  Tonga 516
  Lithuania 156
  New Caledonia (France) 199
  French Polynesia (France) 190
  Martinique (France) 275
  Guadeloupe (France) 218
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 319
  Reunion (France) 153
  Seychelles 348
  Australia 157
  Thailand 391
  Portugal 117
  Cambodia 257
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 98
  France 111
  Belgium 104
  United Kingdom: Scotland 145
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 145
  Slovenia 85
  Poland 199
  Norway 56
  Italy 104
  Ireland, Republic of 91
  Georgia 267
  Czech Republic 181
  Austria 100
  Albania 195
  Taiwan 234
  Sri Lanka 144
  Indonesia 93
  Mexico 174
  Nigeria 34
  Ghana 45
  Burundi 102
  Costa Rica 343
  Turkey 366
  Slovakia 179
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 131
  Estonia 129
  Peru 277
  Dominican Republic 235
  Morocco 270
  India 41
  Dominica 348
  Vietnam 135
  Iceland 36
  New Zealand 173
  Mauritius 197
  Romania 124
  Colombia 198
  Niger 40
  Kosovo/Kosova 99
  Rwanda 637
  Libya 269
  Mozambique 67
  Comoros 46
  Argentina 254
  South Africa 258
  Jordan 185
  Ecuador 167
  Bangladesh 50
  Guatemala 123
  Uganda 150
  Nepal 90
  Senegal 69
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 366
  Macau (China) 197
  Bolivia 209
  Brazil 390
  Mali 40
  Uruguay 424
  Guam (USA) 475
  Croatia 106
  Spain 113
  North Macedonia 138
  Liechtenstein 15
  Bulgaria 101
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 44
  Andorra 73
  Sweden 82
  Germany 67
  Azerbaijan 244
  Paraguay 233
  Fiji 248
  Democratic Republic of Congo 46
  Israel 217
  Serbia 162
  Luxembourg 107
  Latvia 172
  Finland 51
  Armenia 79
  Netherlands 65
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 273
  United States of America 531
  San Marino 9
  Montenegro 166
  Monaco 69
  Moldova (Republic of) 236
  Uzbekistan 85
  Qatar 58
  Kuwait 103
  Panama 499
  South Sudan 58
  Liberia 55
  Cuba 794
  El Salvador 1086
  Belize 289
  Lebanon 129
  Malta 132
  St. Lucia 308
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 277
  Aruba (Netherlands) 288
  Antigua and Barbuda 400
  Afghanistan 45
  Zambia 125
  Cote d'Ivoire 95
  Burkina Faso 39
  Zimbabwe 138
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 353
  Greece 101
  Cyprus (Republic of) 103
  Kyrgyzstan 117
  Republic of (South) Korea 103
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 23
  Greenland (Denmark) 241
  Honduras 191
  Madagascar 98
  Cameroon 116
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 240
  Egypt 116
  Pakistan 38
  Malaysia 217
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 368
  Trinidad and Tobago 276
  St. Kitts and Nevis 296
  Puerto Rico (USA) 221
  Jamaica 125
  Grenada 335
  Barbados 258
  Tanzania 50
  Sierra Leone 57
  Mauritania 57
  Eswatini/Swaziland 243
  Botswana 161
  Benin 111
  Singapore 156
  Haiti 99
  Guyana 271
  Russian Federation 300
  Philippines 162
  Kenya 107
  Angola 79
  Ukraine 123
  Vanuatu 65
  Gambia 22
  Samoa 179
  Maldives 314
  Kazakhstan 184
  Tajikistan 141
  Denmark 69
  Central African Republic 40
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 261
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 55
  Solomon Islands 79
  American Samoa (USA) 538
  Iraq 179
  Virgin Islands (USA) 345
  Gabon 228
  Switzerland 73
  Suriname 185
  Equatorial Guinea 63
  Chad 59
  Venezuela 199
  Guinea (Republic of) 34
  Palau 428
  Mongolia 183
  Togo 59
  Algeria 217
  Malawi 76
  Namibia 318
  Laos 166
  Lesotho 104
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 183
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 103
  Tunisia 196
  Yemen 35
  Guinea Bissau 31
  Sao Tome e Principe 115
  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
  Oman 46
  Tuvalu 110
  Micronesia, Federated States of 127
  Bhutan 145
  Somalia
  United Arab Emirates 104
  Syria 60