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High income OECD countries Compared by Crime > Jails per million

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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Switzerland 22.38 2002
2 Iceland 17.39 2002
3 Denmark 10.42 2002
4 Norway 10.14 2002
5 Sweden 9.19 2002
6 Australia 7.79 2002
7 Finland 7.11 2002
8 Canada 6.31 2002
9 Chile 6.07 2002
10 United States 5.42 2002
11 Portugal 5.21 2002
12 Estonia 5.15 2002
13 New Zealand 4.56 2002
14 Luxembourg 4.48 2002
15 Netherlands 4.33 2002
16 Poland 4.08 2002
17 Italy 3.59 2002
18 Ireland 3.56 2002
19 Czech Republic 3.43 2002
20 Slovakia 3.35 2002
21 Belgium 3.19 2002
22 Slovenia 3.01 2002
23 Germany 2.53 2002
24 United Kingdom 2.43 2002
25 Japan 1.42 2002
26 South Korea 0.882 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Jails per million. 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/High-income-OECD-countries/Crime/Jails-per-million

High income OECD countries Compared by Crime > Jails per million

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