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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled

DEFINITION: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Barbados 302.4% 2003
2 Saint Lucia 278.4% 2003
3 Grenada 258.3% 2003
4 Belize 219.4% 2003
5 Honduras 207.6% 2003
6 Haiti 184.7% 2003
7 Dominican Republic 175.3% 2003
8 El Salvador 167.5% 2003
9 Suriname 162.7% 2003
10 Bolivia 162.5% 2003
11 Paraguay 151% 2003
12 Uruguay 150.8% 2003
13 Panama 144.7% 2003
14 Dominica 143.3% 2003
15 Peru 137.8% 2003
16 Colombia 136.5% 2003
17 Chile 134.3% 2003
18 Brazil 133.8% 2003
19 The Bahamas 129.2% 2003
20 Saint Kitts and Nevis 128.6% 2003
21 Mexico 123.6% 2003
22 Guyana 120.8% 2003
23 Argentina 119.9% 2003
24 Jamaica 117% 2003
25 Ecuador 115% 2003
26 Nicaragua 113% 2003
27 Guatemala 112.9% 2003
28 Trinidad and Tobago 111.9% 2003
29 Costa Rica 109.6% 2003
30 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 107.9% 2003
31 Venezuela 97.2% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled. 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/Share-of-prison-capacity-filled

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled

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Interesting observations about Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled

  • Greece ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Europe in 2003.
  • Barbados ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Christian countries in 2003.
  • Thailand ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • Hungary ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Cold countries in 2003.
  • United States ranked last for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2003.
  • Italy ranked third for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst European Union in 2003.
  • Chile ranked second for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst High income OECD countries in 2003.
  • Honduras ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2003.
  • Burundi ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Catholic countries in 2003.
  • Bangladesh ranked second for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Former British colonies in 2003.
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