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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Per capita

DEFINITION: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belize 459 per 100,000 people 2003
2 Suriname 437 per 100,000 people 2003
3 Dominica 420 per 100,000 people 2003
4 The Bahamas 410 per 100,000 people 2003
5 Barbados 367 per 100,000 people 2003
6 Panama 354 per 100,000 people 2003
7 Trinidad and Tobago 351 per 100,000 people 2003
8 Saint Kitts and Nevis 338 per 100,000 people 2003
9 Grenada 333 per 100,000 people 2003
10 Antigua and Barbuda 278 per 100,000 people 2003
11 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 270 per 100,000 people 2003
12 Saint Lucia 243 per 100,000 people 2003
13 Costa Rica 229 per 100,000 people 2003
14 Uruguay 209 per 100,000 people 2003
15 Chile 204 per 100,000 people 2003
16 Jamaica 176 per 100,000 people 2003
17 Guyana 175 per 100,000 people 2003
18 Honduras 172 per 100,000 people 2003
=19 Brazil 169 per 100,000 people 2003
=19 Mexico 169 per 100,000 people 2003
21 El Salvador 158 per 100,000 people 2003
22 Dominican Republic 157 per 100,000 people 2003
23 Nicaragua 143 per 100,000 people 2003
24 Colombia 126 per 100,000 people 2003
25 Argentina 107 per 100,000 people 2003
26 Peru 104 per 100,000 people 2003
27 Bolivia 102 per 100,000 people 2003
28 Venezuela 76 per 100,000 people 2003
29 Paraguay 75 per 100,000 people 2003
30 Guatemala 68 per 100,000 people 2003
31 Ecuador 59 per 100,000 people 2003
32 Haiti 53 per 100,000 people 2003
33 Cuba 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Crime/Prisoners/Per-capita

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Per capita

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Interesting observations about Crime > Prisoners > Per capita

  • United States ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2003.
  • Russia ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Europe in 2003.
  • Belize ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2003.
  • Kyrgyzstan ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2003.
  • South Africa ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2003.
  • Latvia ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst European Union in 2003.
  • Palau ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2003.
  • Ukraine ranked second for prisoners > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • Belarus ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2003.
  • Panama ranked first for prisoners > per capita amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2003.
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