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High income OECD countries 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 Switzerland 163 2002
7 Poland 156 2002
8 Australia 153 2002
9 United Kingdom 144 2002
10 Chile 96 2002
11 Sweden 82 2002
12 Netherlands 70 2002
13 Denmark 56 2002
14 Portugal 54 2002
15 Norway 46 2002
16 South Korea 42 2002
17 Finland 37 2002
18 Czech Republic 35 2002
19 Belgium 33 2002
=20 New Zealand 18 2002
=20 Slovakia 18 2002
22 Ireland 14 2002
23 Estonia 7 2002
24 Slovenia 6 2002
25 Iceland 5 2002
26 Luxembourg 2 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/High-income-OECD-countries/Crime/Jails

High income OECD countries Compared by Crime > Jails

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Interesting observations about Crime > Jails

  • United States ranked first for jails amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Russia ranked second for jails amongst Europe in 2002.
  • Malaysia ranked first for jails amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • Germany ranked second for jails amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Latvia ranked first for jails amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked last for jails amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by jails are Hot countries.
  • Papua New Guinea ranked first for jails amongst Christian countries in 2002.
  • Canada ranked #5 for jails amongst Cold countries in 2002.
  • Mexico ranked first for jails amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
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