Incarceration Rates, Global Rates Listed By Country

World Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population. (Source: ICPS)

1 United States of America 716
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 649
3 Seychelles 641
4 Virgin Islands (U.S.A.) 539
5 Rwanda 527
6 Cuba 510
7 Anguilla (United Kingdom) 487
7 Russian Federation 487
9 Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) c.460
10 Belarus 438
11 Georgia 427
12 El Salvador 425
13 Bermuda (United Kingdom) 417
14 Azerbaijan 407
14 Belize 407
16 Grenada 402
17 Antigua and Barbuda 395
18 Panama 392
19 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 389
20 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 382
21 Barbados 377
22 Thailand 373
23 Bahamas 371
24 St. Maarten (Netherlands) 369
25 Dominica 356
26 Palau 348
27 Greenland (Denmark) 340
28 Curaçao (Netherlands) 331
29 Ukraine 320
30 Guam (USA) 316
30 Kazakhstan 316
32 Costa Rica 314
32 Lithuania 314
32 Swaziland c.314
35 St. Lucia 313
36 Maldives c.311
36 Puerto Rico (USA) 311
38 Latvia 297
39 Mongolia 287
40 South Africa 286
41 Taiwan 285
42 Iran 284
43 Uruguay 279
44 Brazil 276
45 Chile 272
46 French Guiana/Guyane (France) 267
47 Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 264
48 Guyana 260
49 Trinidad and Tobago 259
50 Botswana c.251
51 Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 246
52 Estonia 245
53 Colombia 241
54 American Samoa (USA) 240
55 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 238
55 United Arab Emirates 238
57 Israel 236
58 Martinique (France) 233
59 Singapore 230
60 Aruba (Netherlands) 228
61 Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 227
62 Poland 224
62 Turkmenistan 224
64 Morocco 220
65 Montenegro 218
66 Dominican Republic 210
67 Mexico 209
68 Slovakia 205
69 Mauritius 202
70 Peru 199
71 Tunisia 198
72 Gabon 196
73 New Zealand 194
74 Macau (China) 191
74 Namibia 191
74 Suriname 191
77 Moldova (Republic of) 185
78 Kyrgyzstan 181
79 Fiji 174
80 Hungary 173
81 Guernsey (United Kingdom) 170
82 Venezuela 169
83 Turkey 168
84 Jersey (United Kingdom) 167
85 Guadeloupe (France) 164
86 Jamaica 163
86 New Caledonia (France) 163
88 Saudi Arabia 162
89 Honduras 159
90 Algeria 156
91 Armenia 155
92 Czech Republic 154
93 French Polynesia (France) 153
93 Serbia 153
95 Romania 152
95 Uzbekistan c.152
97 Tonga 151
98 Spain 149
98 United Kingdom: England & Wales 149
100 Albania 148
101 Argentina 147
102 Bulgaria 146
102 United Kingdom: Scotland 146
104 Vietnam 145
105 Nauru 139
106 Malta 138
107 Kuwait 137
108 Bahrain 136
108 Ethiopia 136
110 Bhutan 135
111 Portugal 132
112 Australia 130
112 Hong Kong (China) 130
112 Reunion (France) 130
112 Tajikistan 130
116 Zimbabwe 129
117 Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 127
118 Kenya 126
118 Malaysia 126
118 Zambia c.126
121 Luxembourg 124
122 Nicaragua c.122
123 China 121
124 Myanmar (formerly Burma) 120
124 Tuvalu 120
126 Cameroon 119
127 Burundi 118
127 Lebanon 118
129 Brunei Darussalam 117
130 Croatia 115
131 Canada 114
132 Philippines 113
133 Bolivia 112
133 Cyprus (Republic of) 112
133 Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 112
136 Greece 111
136 Sao Tome e Principe 111
138 Iraq 110
139 Cook Islands (New Zealand) 109
140 Italy 108
141 Lesotho 107
142 Cambodia 104
143 Austria 103
143 Kiribati 103
145 France 101
145 Mayotte (France) 101
147 Angola 100
147 Belgium 100
147 Sri Lanka 100
150 United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 98
151 Paraguay 97
152 Uganda 96
153 Haiti 95
153 Jordan 95
153 Madagascar 95
156 Ireland, Republic of 93
157 Republic of (South) Korea 92
158 South Sudan c.89
159 Guatemala 87
160 Ecuador 86
161 Micronesia, Federated States of 85
162 Djibouti 83
163 Netherlands 82
164 Libya 81
165 Egypt c.80
165 Germany 80
167 Tanzania 78
168 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 77
169 Switzerland 76
170 Benin 75
170 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 75
172 Afghanistan 74
172 Malawi 74
172 Vanuatu 74
175 Norway 71
176 Sweden 70
177 Laos 69
177 Mozambique 69
177 Slovenia 69
180 Denmark 68
181 Kosovo/Kosova c.66
182 Marshall Islands 64
183 Indonesia 62
184 Oman 61
184 Togo 61
186 Finland 60
186 Qatar c.60
188 Syria 58
189 Senegal 57
190 Cote d’Ivoire 56
190 Gambia c.56
190 Sudan c.56
193 Yemen 55
194 Japan 54
195 Ghana 53
196 Solomon Islands 51
197 Andorra 49
198 Papua New Guinea 48
199 Iceland 47
199 Mauritania 47
201 Nepal c.45
202 Niger c.43
203 Sierra Leone 42
204 Chad 41
204 Guinea Bissau 41
204 Pakistan c.41
207 Liberia 39
207 Republic of Guinea c.39
209 Bangladesh 38
210 Mali 36
211 Monaco 34
212 Congo (Brazzaville) c.33
212 Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) c.33
214 Nigeria 31
215 India 30
215 Liechtenstein 30
217 Burkina Faso 28
218 Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 22
219 Central African Republic 19
219 Comoros c.19
221 Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 17

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