List of countries by incarceration rate

This is a list of countries and some dependent territories and subnational areas by incarceration rate.[1]

Prison population rates from World Prison Brief. See date on map.

Incarceration totals, rates, demographicsEdit

The World Prison Brief (WPB) may or may not incorporate juvenile incarceration numbers into the totals for each country, dependent territory, or subnational area. The date for each item below is the latest available to WPB at the time the data was copied here. See the individual WPB country and subnational area pages for more info on dates, juvenile numbers, and much more.[1] N/A below means that the data is not available (NA) in the info provided by WPB.

Incarceration populations and rates. From World Prison Brief
Country or subnational area Region Count[2] Rate per 100,000 [3] Male (%)[a] Female (%)[4] National (%)[b] Foreign (%)[5] Occupancy (%)[6] Remand (%)[7]
 
  Afghanistan (more) Asia 30,748 87 97.4 2.6 99.1 0.9 179.9 31.3
  Albania (more) Europe 4,641 164 98.0 2.0 98.1 1.9 84.7 50.7
  Algeria Africa 65,000 153 98.5 1.5 96.2 3.8 89.3 12.0
  American Samoa Oceania 193 345 95.9 4.1 37.8 62.2 166.2 14.9
  Andorra Europe 43 55 91.1 8.9 41.1 58.9 30.3 57.1
  Angola Africa 24,000 93 97.3 2.7 N/A N/A 110.8 45.8
  Anguilla Americas 55 367 100.0 0.0 70.9 29.1 91.7 45.5
  Antigua and Barbuda Americas 287 302 95.2 4.8 69.4 30.6 191.3 37.0
  Argentina (more) Americas 103,209 230 95.2 4.8 93.5 6.5 122.1 45.9
  Armenia (more) Asia 2,197 74 96.8 3.2 94.8 5.2 41.1 41.0
  Aruba Americas 170 165 96.5 3.5 51.9 48.1 68.4 16.6
  Australia [Note] (more) Oceania 41,060 160 92.3 7.7 82.9 17.1 112.2 31.9
  Austria (more) Europe 8,471 95 93.4 6.6 46.8 53.2 95.7 21.0
  Azerbaijan Asia 21,008 208 97.1 2.9 97.9 2.1 82.7 16.9
  Bahamas Americas 1,778 442 96.9 3.1 N/A N/A 177.8 42.0
  Bahrain (more) Asia 3,485 234 95.3 4.7 76.3 23.7 110.2 25.7
  Bangladesh (more) Asia 83,107 48 96.1 3.9 99.4 0.6 195.8 81.3
  Barbados Americas 850 296 97.4 2.6 86.2 13.8 70.7 54.7
  Belarus Europe 32,556 345 89.2 10.8 96.9 3.1 83.4 16.6
  Belgium (more) Europe 10,883 95 95.6 4.4 55.8 44.2 120.6 37.6
  Belize (more) Americas 1,222 307 97.2 2.8 88.9 11.1 87.3 40.0
  Benin (more) Africa 8,502 70 96.7 3.3 N/A N/A 151.3 75.8
  Bermuda Americas 175 278 97.1 2.9 88.5 11.5 59.7 20.2
  Bhutan (more) Asia 1,119 145 95.7 4.3 93.2 6.8 N/A N/A
  Bolivia (more) Americas 19,161 164 92.0 8.0 96.7 3.3 363.9 67.2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe 1,813 83 96.8 3.2 96.4 3.6 102.1 19.8
  Republika Srpska Europe 763 64 98.1 1.9 97.6 2.4 50.9 14.4
  Botswana Africa 4,343 208 95.3 4.7 68.4 31.6 100.9 24.5
  Brazil (more) Americas 759,518 357 95.1 4.9 99.7 0.3 151.9 30.1
  Brunei Asia 841 186 88.1 11.9 70.8 29.2 143.8 7.1
  Bulgaria (more) Europe 7,553 109 97.0 3.0 97.0 3.0 80.9 19.1
  Burkina Faso Africa 7,621 37 98.0 2.0 95.9 4.1 156.6 40.5
  Burundi Africa 12,761 96 94.2 5.8 98.8 1.2 304.3 39.3
  Cambodia (more) Asia 36,600 220 91.8 8.2 96.3 3.7 206.1 71.9
  Cameroon Africa 30,701 124 97.3 2.7 95.1 4.9 171.4 58.1
  Canada (more) Americas 38,570 104 94.4 5.6 N/A N/A 102.2 39.0
  Cape Verde (more) Africa 1,549 296 97.1 2.9 N/A N/A 109.4 31.7
  Cayman Islands Americas 218 312 93.2 6.8 69.2 30.8 102.1 29.6
  Central African Republic Africa 764 16 91.8 8.2 N/A N/A N/A 70.2
  Chad Africa 8,700 59 97.6 2.4 98.7 1.3 232.3 63.4
  Chile (more) Americas 39,092 210 92.9 7.1 96.6 3.4 100.4 35.9
  China [Note] (more) Asia 1,710,000 121 91.6 8.4 99.6 0.4 N/A N/A
  Colombia (more) Americas 98,076 194 92.8 7.2 98.7 1.3 121.2 24.1
  Comoros Africa 225 27 97.8 2.2 92.3 7.7 161.7 29.0
  Congo Africa 1,388 27 96.3 3.7 N/A N/A 616.9 60.0
  Cook Islands Oceania 47 224 91.7 8.3 100.0 0.0 50.0 14.6
  Costa Rica (more) Americas 19,226 374 94.6 5.4 86.9 13.1 129.1 14.4
  Ivory Coast (more) Africa 21,186 82 97.6 2.4 70.0 30.0 196.9 40.7
  Croatia Europe 3,413 84 94.7 5.3 94.3 5.7 87.1 31.0
  Cuba [Note] (more) Americas 57,337 510 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Curaçao Americas 377 236 96.8 3.2 N/A N/A 63.9 41.0
  Cyprus Asia 616 86 94.6 5.4 53.7 46.3 108.8 32.4
  Czech Republic (more) Europe 19,269 179 91.8 8.2 92.0 8.0 97.0 8.0
  DR Congo (more) Africa 20,550 29 97.0 3.0 N/A N/A N/A 73.0
  Denmark (more) Europe 3,968 68 95.6 4.4 69.9 30.1 98.9 38.2
  Djibouti Africa 662 71 95.0 5.0 N/A N/A 171.4 35.8
  Dominica Americas 194 262 99.5 0.5 98.1 1.9 73.0 23.7
  Dominican Republic (more) Americas 26,782 243 97.2 2.8 91.9 8.1 183.2 61.4
  Ecuador (more) Americas 39,251 224 93.3 6.7 91.9 8.1 133.2 37.0
  Egypt (more) Africa 106,000 116 96.3 3.7 99.0 1.0 N/A 9.9
  El Salvador (more) Americas 37,190 572 92.5 7.5 98.7 1.3 215.2 24.4
  England and Wales [Note] (more) Europe 78,081 130 96.0 4.0 87.8 12.2 101.4 15.4
  Equatorial Guinea Africa 500 63 95.0 5.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Eritrea [Note] Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Estonia (more) Europe 2,299 173 96.1 3.9 64.5 35.5 76.6 19.2
  Eswatini Africa 3,776 278 97.1 2.9 94.0 6.0 133.1 18.1
  Ethiopia Africa 110,000 99 95.8 4.2 N/A N/A N/A 14.9
  Faroe Islands Europe 11 21 100.0 0.0 N/A N/A 78.2 32.1
  Fiji Oceania 2,506 274 97.5 2.5 98.8 1.2 137.9 24.0
  Finland (more) Europe 2,910 53 91.7 8.3 82.9 17.1 101.1 23.6
  France (more) Europe 62,673 93 96.7 3.3 77.9 22.1 103.4 32.4
  French Guiana Americas 603 196 92.7 7.3 37.0 63.0 97.9 27.9
  French Polynesia Oceania 595 211 95.8 4.2 N/A N/A 102.2 19.0
  Gabon Africa 4,476 241 97.8 2.2 N/A N/A N/A 80.2
  Gambia Africa 691 31 97.5 2.5 33.3 66.7 172.5 22.2
  Georgia Asia 9,125 245 96.4 3.6 94.1 5.9 78.3 20.7
  Germany (more) Europe 57,600 69 94.4 5.6 76.0 24.0 78.7 20.6
  Ghana (more) Africa 13,333 43 98.8 1.2 92.8 7.2 155.5 12.2
  Gibraltar (more) Europe 47 139 92.9 7.1 66.1 33.9 57.1 26.8
  Greece (more) Europe 11,459 107 95.5 4.5 45.1 54.9 113.2 26.6
  Greenland Americas 126 225 86.2 13.8 99.1 0.9 76.8 31.7
  Grenada Americas 463 413 98.6 1.4 96.9 3.1 233.8 20.4
  Guadeloupe Americas 756 168 96.8 3.2 N/A N/A 119.6 27.0
  Guam Oceania 690 411 92.8 7.2 69.0 31.0 126.2 45.1
  Guatemala (more) Americas 25,298 139 88.8 11.2 96.8 3.2 372.0 49.6
  Guernsey Europe 87 132 94.6 5.4 90.3 9.7 79.1 15.1
  Guinea Africa 3,782 28 97.0 3.0 97.3 2.7 156.8 60.0
  Guinea-Bissau Africa 196 10 97.4 2.6 92.9 7.1 102.2 67.9
  Guyana (more) Americas 1,884 239 97.2 2.8 98.5 1.5 142.4 39.5
  Haiti (more) Americas 10,905 97 95.8 4.2 N/A N/A 454.4 75.0
  Honduras (more) Americas 21,629 237 94.3 5.7 98.7 1.3 204.0 54.1
  Hong Kong (more) Asia 6,735 90 79.9 20.1 70.1 29.9 74.0 29.9
  Hungary (more) Europe 16,551 169 92.3 7.7 95.1 4.9 111.6 16.6
  Iceland Europe 120 33 92.4 7.6 78.5 21.5 68.2 13.2
  India (more) Asia 478,600 35 95.8 4.2 98.8 1.2 118.5 69.1
  Indonesia (more) Asia 256,051 93 95.0 5.0 99.6 0.4 188.7 19.4
  Iran (more) Asia 189,000 228 96.9 3.1 97.1 2.9 153.0 25.1
  Iraq Asia 45,000 126 97.4 2.6 N/A N/A 139.2 35.2
  Ireland Europe 3,753 74 96.1 3.9 86.4 13.6 85.8 17.5
  Isle of Man Europe 106 125 95.3 4.7 91.5 8.5 76.8 6.6
  Israel (more) Asia 19,376 234 99.0 1.0 61.1 38.9 80.1 25.2
  Italy (more) Europe 53,697 89 95.8 4.2 67.8 32.2 106.2 31.3
  Jamaica (more) Americas 3,884 137 96.1 3.9 98.9 1.1 88.8 32.3
  Japan (more) Asia 48,429 38 91.8 8.2 94.3 5.7 56.6 12.1
  Jersey Europe 139 129 95.7 4.3 74.8 25.2 69.5 28.1
  Jordan Asia 20,060 198 97.8 2.2 90.1 9.9 150.2 36.9
  Kazakhstan Asia 29,403 157 92.9 7.1 94.2 5.8 62.4 19.7
  Kenya (more) Africa 42,596 81 93.3 6.7 99.4 0.6 190.5 44.1
  Kiribati Oceania 129 113 99.2 0.8 100.0 0.0 112.8 5.4
  Kosovo (more) Europe 1,832 103 97.3 2.7 94.3 5.7 97.1 29.6
  Kuwait (more) Asia 4,662 117 94.2 5.8 86.5 13.5 134.1 10.0
  Kyrgyzstan Asia 10,142 161 95.8 4.2 96.8 3.2 61.7 16.6
  Laos (more) Asia 9,000 130 86.3 13.7 N/A N/A N/A 67.0
  Latvia Europe 3,319 175 91.4 8.6 98.1 1.9 68.8 27.8
  Lebanon Asia 10,032 205 96.8 3.2 64.0 36.0 286.6 62.9
  Lesotho (more) Africa 2,073 92 96.4 3.6 99.1 0.9 70.6 19.5
  Liberia (more) Africa 2,700 54 97.2 2.8 98.0 2.0 222.1 64.0
  Libya Africa 9,100 139 98.8 1.2 87.2 12.8 141.6 90.0
  Liechtenstein Europe 9 23 100.0 0.0 25.0 75.0 45.0 75.0
  Lithuania Europe 6,018 216 95.3 4.7 97.9 2.1 83.2 11.8
  Luxembourg Europe 524 83 95.2 4.8 25.3 74.7 73.7 41.0
  Macau (more) Asia 1,617 232 87.8 12.2 29.3 70.7 82.8 18.9
  Madagascar Africa 27,903 102 94.2 5.8 99.9 0.1 237.4 56.8
  Malawi Africa 14,060 71 98.9 1.1 99.8 0.2 200.9 17.8
  Malaysia (more) Asia 68,603 212 95.5 4.5 79.5 20.5 131.9 26.7
  Maldives (more) Asia 1,852 499 95.7 4.3 98.9 1.1 127.7 N/A
  Mali Africa 5,209 33 97.2 2.8 N/A N/A 223.3 52.8
  Malta Europe 821 153 92.9 7.1 44.3 55.7 88.6 33.9
  Marshall Islands Oceania 35 66 100.0 0.0 N/A N/A 97.2 11.4
  Martinique Americas 715 186 97.1 2.9 N/A N/A 96.9 37.0
  Mauritania (more) Africa 2,321 53 98.2 1.8 88.8 11.2 101.8 38.2
  Mauritius (more) Africa 2,815 218 93.9 6.1 93.6 6.4 116.9 59.4
  Mayotte Africa 352 127 99.7 0.3 N/A N/A 127.5 56.5
  Mexico (more) Americas 215,232 166 94.5 5.5 98.8 1.2 98.2 41.7
  Micronesia Oceania 132 127 100.0 0.0 N/A N/A 88.0 16.7
  Moldova (more) Europe 6,429 182 94.2 5.8 98.8 1.2 97.7 15.3
  Monaco Europe 8 21 85.7 14.3 4.8 95.2 9.5 76.2
  Mongolia Asia 4,804 154 95.2 4.8 99.6 0.4 124.4 26.6
  Montenegro (more) Europe 1,070 172 97.4 2.6 84.7 15.3 80.3 29.2
  Morocco Africa 86,384 238 97.7 2.3 98.6 1.4 136.9 39.1
  Mozambique Africa 19,832 63 97.1 2.9 98.5 1.5 210.7 33.1
  Myanmar (more) Asia 92,000 171 87.7 12.3 99.3 0.7 139.4 15.1
  Namibia (more) Africa 7,400 295 97.1 2.9 94.5 5.5 72.7 54.0
  Nauru (more) Oceania 14 140 92.9 7.1 93.3 6.7 14.0 25.0
  Nepal (more) Asia 26,118 86 94.4 5.6 94.7 5.3 153.7 55.1
  Netherlands Europe 10,887 63 94.5 5.5 77.1 22.9 74.4 29.2
  New Caledonia Oceania 440 154 98.9 1.1 N/A N/A 106.3 12.1
  New Zealand (more) Oceania 9,469 188 93.4 6.6 97.0 3.0 93.8 36.5
  Nicaragua Americas 20,918 332 94.6 5.4 97.1 2.9 177.6 21.4
  Niger Africa 10,723 47 96.8 3.2 N/A N/A 101.6 53.8
  Nigeria (more) Africa 67,631 32 98.1 1.9 99.7 0.3 146.8 72.7
  North Korea [Note] (more) Asia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  North Macedonia Europe 2,175 105 96.7 3.3 93.3 6.7 72.0 13.7
  Northern Ireland [Note] (more) Europe 1,405 74 97.3 2.7 88.4 11.6 79.9 34.1
  Northern Mariana Islands Oceania 175 313 94.2 5.8 N/A N/A 53.8 N/A
  Norway (more) Europe 2,653 49 93.7 6.3 71.0 29.0 73.0 25.2
  Oman (more) Asia 1,960 45 95.5 4.5 69.7 30.3 N/A 5.6
  Pakistan (more) Asia 77,275 38 98.4 1.6 98.8 1.2 133.8 62.1
  Palau Oceania 94 522 95.7 4.3 93.5 6.5 162.1 4.1
  Panama (more) Americas 18,174 420 94.8 5.2 89.9 10.1 124.6 39.2
  Papua New Guinea (more) Oceania 5,087 62 95.1 4.9 99.6 0.4 116.5 34.4
  Paraguay (more) Americas 16,804 241 94.1 5.9 95.8 4.2 143.1 77.3
  Peru (more) Americas 96,440 290 94.5 5.5 97.6 2.4 240.3 37.0
  Philippines (more) Asia 215,000 200 89.0 11.0 99.7 0.3 463.6 75.1
  Poland (more) Europe 68,852 181 95.4 4.6 98.2 1.8 84.3 12.8
  Portugal (more) Europe 11,463 111 93.0 7.0 85.0 15.0 88.9 19.0
  Puerto Rico (more) Americas 8,884 278 96.3 3.7 N/A N/A 86.3 13.1
  Qatar (more) Asia 1,150 53 85.3 14.7 26.7 73.3 N/A 44.0
  South Korea (more) Asia 53,920 105 92.7 7.3 95.3 4.7 112.0 35.1
  Réunion Africa 1,066 118 97.4 2.6 N/A N/A 89.1 21.5
  Romania (more) Europe 22,250 116 95.4 4.6 99.0 1.0 120.5 10.4
  Russia (more) Europe 473,843 328 91.7 8.3 93.8 6.2 68.6 22.7
  Rwanda Africa 65,000 511 92.6 7.4 99.7 0.3 101.3 7.5
  Samoa Oceania 400 204 94.0 6.0 99.5 0.5 121.2 14.0
  San Marino Europe 2 6 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 16.7 0.0
  São Tomé and Príncipe Africa 253 116 96.0 4.0 99.2 0.8 126.5 32.8
  Saudi Arabia (more) Asia 68,056 207 98.1 1.9 51.0 49.0 N/A 48.3
  Scotland [Note] Europe 7,368 134 96.0 4.0 96.1 3.9 86.6 26.5
  Senegal Africa 11,547 68 97.3 2.7 89.3 10.7 129.7 39.7
  Serbia (more) Europe 10,900 158 95.9 4.1 97.1 2.9 105.6 15.6
  Seychelles Africa 320 324 93.7 6.3 98.7 1.3 53.8 12.5
  Sierra Leone Africa 4,732 60 98.5 1.5 99.5 0.5 220.2 29.5
  Singapore (more) Asia 11,198 185 88.9 11.1 89.0 11.0 79.2 10.6
  Sint Maarten Americas 62 153 95.0 5.0 79.8 20.2 125.4 18.1
  Slovakia (more) Europe 10,415 190 92.6 7.4 98.0 2.0 89.6 15.3
  Slovenia Europe 1,122 53 95.2 4.8 70.2 29.8 84.4 26.0
  Solomon Islands Oceania 479 77 98.3 1.7 99.0 1.0 77.7 46.8
  Somalia [Note] Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  South Africa (more) Africa 147,922 248 97.4 2.6 92.5 7.5 124.8 35.7
  South Sudan Africa 7,000 50 89.1 10.9 N/A N/A N/A 28.9
  Spain (more) Europe 57,680 122 92.6 7.4 71.9 28.1 77.9 16.0
  Sri Lanka (more) Asia 28,915 135 95.1 4.9 98.6 1.4 190.6 58.9
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (more) Americas 220 393 96.4 3.6 97.9 2.1 144.0 30.5
  Saint Lucia (more) Americas 503 263 97.5 2.5 97.0 3.0 105.4 53.5
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Americas 410 369 96.6 3.4 96.2 3.8 79.8 24.3
  Sudan Africa 21,000 52 98.0 2.0 99.0 1.0 255.3 20.4
  Suriname (more) Americas 1,000 183 97.2 2.8 80.7 19.3 75.2 50.0
  Sweden (more) Europe 7,000 68 94.4 5.6 77.9 22.1 101.6 27.2
  Switzerland (more) Europe 6,906 80 94.2 5.8 30.4 69.6 93.5 42.2
  Syria Asia 10,599 60 92.6 7.4 92.7 7.3 65.6 50.5
  Taiwan (more) Asia 56,693 241 91.0 9.0 99.3 0.7 114.8 4.1
  Tajikistan Asia 9,317 121 98.4 1.6 95.1 4.9 61.5 15.0
  Tanzania Africa 35,803 59 96.6 3.4 96.3 3.7 115.7 51.0
  Thailand (more) Asia 311,605 449 87.8 12.2 95.6 4.4 339.1 19.2
  East Timor Asia 695 52 95.9 4.1 96.2 3.8 185.3 23.2
  Togo Africa 5,277 67 97.0 3.0 94.8 5.2 194.0 64.2
  Tonga (more) Oceania 176 166 95.5 4.5 100.0 0.0 81.5 7.4
  Trinidad and Tobago (more) Americas 3,999 292 97.1 2.9 99.2 0.8 81.8 59.7
  Tunisia Africa 22,964 194 97.2 2.8 N/A N/A 118.5 57.0
  Turkey (more) Asia 281,094 335 96.1 3.9 96.7 3.3 125.6 43.1
  Turkmenistan Asia 30,452 552 93.5 6.5 99.3 0.7 85.0 14.0
  Tuvalu (more) Oceania 11 110 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 N/A 0.0
  Uganda Africa 55,229 124 95.5 4.5 97.7 2.3 319.2 49.8
  Ukraine (more) Europe 52,609 148 96.1 3.9 98.3 1.7 68.3 37.2
  United Arab Emirates (more) Asia 9,826 104 88.3 11.7 12.2 87.8 158.9 38.2
  United States [Note] (more) Americas 2,094,000 639 90.2 9.8 94.8 5.2 99.8 23.4
  Uruguay Americas 11,755 337 94.6 5.4 97.2 2.8 99.3 22.3
  Uzbekistan Asia 22,900 68 N/A N/A N/A N/A 80.0 10.0
  Vanuatu Oceania 202 72 97.5 2.5 97.5 2.5 106.7 15.3
  Venezuela (more) Americas 43,992 134 94.3 5.7 97.8 2.2 167.7 61.3
  Vietnam (more) Asia 123,697 128 89.3 10.7 99.6 0.4 N/A 12.4
  British Virgin Islands Americas 143 447 95.5 4.5 N/A N/A 90.0 37.0
  U.S. Virgin Islands Americas 412 394 97.3 2.7 84.3 15.7 162.5 36.4
  Yemen (more) Asia 14,000 53 98.4 1.6 96.8 3.2 N/A 70.1
  Zambia Africa 22,823 123 97.0 3.0 97.9 2.1 247.8 17.6
  Zimbabwe (more) Africa 22,000 127 97.6 2.4 98.1 1.9 129.4 18.6
  1. ^ 100 - female
  2. ^ 100 - foreign

Territories or other subnational areasEdit

To keep the above chart compact the country names were stripped from the territories or other subnational areas. Here is that info as provided by World Prison Brief:

Territory or other subnational area.
  American Samoa (USA)
  Anguilla (United Kingdom)
  Aruba (Netherlands)
  Bermuda (United Kingdom)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)
  Cook Islands (New Zealand)
  Curaçao (Netherlands)
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark)
  French Guiana/Guyane (France)
  French Polynesia (France)
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom)
  Greenland (Denmark)
  Guadeloupe (France)
  Guam (USA)
  Guernsey (United Kingdom)
  Hong Kong (China)
  Jersey (United Kingdom)
  Macau (China)
  Martinique (France)
  Mayotte (France)
  New Caledonia (France)
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
  Puerto Rico (USA)
  Reunion (France)
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
  United Kingdom: England & Wales
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland
  United Kingdom: Scotland
  United States of America
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)
  Virgin Islands (USA)

NotesEdit

AustraliaEdit

In addition to the numbers referenced in the main table,[8] see info about additional detainees, and alleged detainees, at Immigration detention in Australia and Punishment in Australia.

ChinaEdit

In addition to the numbers referenced in the main table,[9] see info about additional detainees, and alleged detainees, at Re-education through labor, Laogai, and Xinjiang internment camps.

CubaEdit

In addition to the numbers referenced in the main table,[10] see info about additional detainees, and alleged detainees, at Human rights in Cuba. Also at Law enforcement in Cuba.

EritreaEdit

World Prison Brief has limited info on Eritrea.[11]

North KoreaEdit

World Prison Brief has limited info on North Korea.[12] See info about detainees, and alleged detainees, at Prisons in North Korea.

SomaliaEdit

World Prison Brief has limited info on Somalia.[13]

United KingdomEdit

The data source (World Prison Brief) does not list an incarceration rate for the United Kingdom as a whole. In the list see United Kingdom: England & Wales, United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: Scotland, Anguilla (United Kingdom), Bermuda (United Kingdom), Cayman Islands (United Kingdom), Gibraltar (United Kingdom), Guernsey (United Kingdom), Isle of Man (United Kingdom), Jersey (United Kingdom), Virgin Islands (United Kingdom). A rate for these parts of the United Kingdom as a whole can be calculated by adding up their prison populations, and then dividing by their combined population.

United StatesEdit

Juvenile detention in the US[14]
Year Male Female Total
1997 90,771 14,284 105,055
1999 92,985 14,508 107,493
2001 89,115 15,104 104,219
2003 81,975 14,556 96,531
2006 78,998 13,723 92,721
2007 75,017 11,797 86,814
2010 61,359 9,434 70,793
2011 53,079 8,344 61,423
2013 46,421 7,727 54,148
2015 40,750 7,293 48,043
2017 36,982 6,598 43,580
2019 31,064 5,415 36,479

The incarceration rate (per 100,000 population of all ages) is for inmates held in adult facilities in the United States. It does not include inmates in the custody of correctional facilities operated by departments of corrections in U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and U.S. commonwealths (Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico).[15][16]

In addition, there were 36,479 juveniles in juvenile detention in 2019.[14] For more juvenile detention information and numbers, see Youth incarceration in the United States.

The incarceration rate in the U.S. varies greatly by U.S. state. See: List of U.S. states and territories by incarceration and correctional supervision rate. It also breaks it down to male and female incarceration rates by state. See also: Incarceration of women in the United States.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Highest to Lowest. World Prison Brief (WPB). Use dropdown menu to choose lists of countries by region, or the whole world. Use menu to select highest-to-lowest lists of prison population totals, prison population rates, percentage of pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners, percentage of female prisoners, percentage of foreign prisoners, and occupancy rate. Column headings in WPB tables can be clicked to reorder columns lowest to highest, or alphabetically. For detailed information for each country click on any country name in lists. The individual country pages also give the date of the data. See also the WPB main data page and click on the map links and/or the sidebar links to get to the region and country desired. Please update the tables here only from this WPB source.
  2. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  3. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  4. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Female prisoners (percentage of prison population) | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  5. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population) | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  6. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Occupancy level (based on official capacity) | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  7. ^ "Highest to Lowest - Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners | World Prison Brief". www.prisonstudies.org. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  8. ^ Australia. By World Prison Brief.
  9. ^ China. By World Prison Brief.
  10. ^ Cuba. By World Prison Brief.
  11. ^ Eritrea. World Prison Brief.
  12. ^ North Korea. By World Prison Brief.
  13. ^ Somalia. World Prison Brief.
  14. ^ a b Sickmund, M., Sladky, T.J., Kang, W., & Puzzanchera, C.. "Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Click "National Crosstabs" at the top, and then choose the census years. Click "Show table" to get the total number of juvenile inmates for those years. Or go here for all years. And here.
  15. ^ United States of America. By World Prison Brief.
  16. ^ Correctional Populations in the United States, 2016 Archived 2018-06-12 at the Wayback Machine (NCJ 251211). Published April 2018 by U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). By Danielle Kaeble and Mary Cowhig, BJS statisticians. See PDF Archived 2018-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Appendix table 1 on page 11 has rates and counts by state. See page 1 "highlights" section for the "1 in ..." numbers. See table 4 on page 4 for a timeline of nationwide incarceration rates. See appendix table 3 on page 13, for "Persons held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails, 2000, 2010, and 2015–2016". That table also has incarceration rates. See appendix table 2 on page 12 for the number or persons incarcerated in territorial prisons, military facilities, and jails in Indian country.

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