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Crime > Jails: Countries Compared

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 Malaysia 26,294 2002
2 Hong Kong 10,593 2002
3 Papua New Guinea 9,474 2002
4 Latvia 8,110 2002
5 Kuwait 2,566 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 1,799.62 2002
6 United States 1,558 2002
7 Oman 1,164 2002
8 Russia 739 2002
9 Turkey 504 2002
10 Mexico 448 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 416.92 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 415.83 2002
European Union average (profile) 390.71 2002
11 Indonesia 362 2002
12 South Africa 228 2002
13 Germany 209 2002
14 Italy 205 2002
15 Canada 198 2002
16 Japan 181 2002
17 Colombia 168 2002
18 Argentina 166 2002
19 Switzerland 163 2002
20 Poland 156 2002
21 Australia 153 2002
22 United Kingdom 144 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 138 2002
23 Thailand 134 2002
24 Ukraine 128 2002
25 Saudi Arabia 104 2002
26 Chile 96 2002
27 Sweden 82 2002
28 Peru 81 2002
29 Nepal 73 2002
30 Netherlands 70 2002
31 Denmark 56 2002
32 Portugal 54 2002
33 Zambia 52 2002
34 Azerbaijan 51 2002
35 Venezuela 48 2002
=36 Morocco 46 2002
=36 Norway 46 2002
38 Egypt 43 2002
39 South Korea 42 2002
=40 Zimbabwe 40 2002
=40 Burma 40 2002
42 Romania 39 2002
43 Finland 37 2002
44 Czech Republic 35 2002
=45 Belgium 33 2002
=45 Bulgaria 33 2002
=47 Ecuador 32 2002
=47 Dominican Republic 32 2002
49 Hungary 31 2002
50 Sri Lanka 29 2002
51 Belarus 27 2002
=52 El Salvador 21 2002
=52 Croatia 21 2002
=52 Panama 21 2002
55 Botswana 20 2002
=56 New Zealand 18 2002
=56 Moldova 18 2002
=56 Slovakia 18 2002
59 Georgia 17 2002
60 Ireland 14 2002
61 Lithuania 13 2002
62 Albania 11 2002
=63 Jordan 10 2002
=63 Kyrgyzstan 10 2002
=65 Mauritius 9 2002
=65 Maldives 9 2002
=67 Philippines 7 2002
=67 Republic of Macedonia 7 2002
=67 Jamaica 7 2002
=67 Estonia 7 2002
71 Slovenia 6 2002
72 Iceland 5 2002
=73 Kazakhstan 3 2002
=73 Suriname 3 2002
75 Luxembourg 2 2002
=76 Cyprus 1 2002
=76 Qatar 1 2002
=76 Dominica 1 2002
=76 Montserrat 1 2002
=76 Malta 1 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/stats/Crime/Jails

Crime > Jails: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Crime > Jails

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How can Malaysia have 26,000 jails? We have 39,000 prisoners.. thats 1.5 people per jail!!

Forget rent! get arrested!

Posted on 04 Aug 2009

Malay guy

Malay guy

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26,000 jails in Malaysia?? for our 39,258 prisoners?
That is 1.5 prisoners per jail!

Talk about space! Forget rent move into jail!


Posted on 04 Aug 2009

Malay guy

Malay guy

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