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Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Crime > Jails

DEFINITION: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 1,558 2002
2 Germany 209 2002
3 Italy 205 2002
4 Canada 198 2002
5 Japan 181 2002
6 United Kingdom 144 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Jails. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Group-of-7-countries-(G7)/Crime/Jails

Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Crime > Jails

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