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Crime > Jails per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Latvia 3,467.85 2002
2 Papua New Guinea 1,673.77 2002
3 Hong Kong 1,570.71 2002
4 Kuwait 1,252.79 2002
5 Malaysia 1,077.01 2002
6 Oman 504.24 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 219.76 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 149.4 2002
European Union average (profile) 148.5 2002
7 Maldives 31.83 2002
8 Switzerland 22.38 2002
9 Iceland 17.39 2002
10 Dominica 14.33 2002
11 Botswana 11.06 2002
12 Denmark 10.42 2002
13 Norway 10.14 2002
14 Sweden 9.19 2002
15 Australia 7.79 2002
16 Turkey 7.75 2002
17 Mauritius 7.44 2002
18 Finland 7.11 2002
19 Panama 6.61 2002
20 Canada 6.31 2002
21 Suriname 6.25 2002
22 Azerbaijan 6.24 2002
23 Chile 6.07 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.05 2002
24 United States 5.42 2002
25 Portugal 5.21 2002
26 Estonia 5.15 2002
27 Russia 5.09 2002
28 South Africa 5.01 2002
29 Moldova 4.97 2002
30 Zambia 4.89 2002
31 Saudi Arabia 4.77 2002
32 Croatia 4.73 2002
33 New Zealand 4.56 2002
34 Luxembourg 4.48 2002
35 Argentina 4.41 2002
36 Netherlands 4.33 2002
37 Mexico 4.2 2002
38 Bulgaria 4.19 2002
39 Poland 4.08 2002
40 Colombia 4.08 2002
41 Georgia 3.9 2002
42 Lithuania 3.75 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.62 2002
43 Italy 3.59 2002
44 Dominican Republic 3.58 2002
45 Ireland 3.56 2002
46 El Salvador 3.5 2002
47 Czech Republic 3.43 2002
48 Republic of Macedonia 3.37 2002
49 Albania 3.37 2002
50 Slovakia 3.35 2002
51 Belgium 3.19 2002
52 Zimbabwe 3.16 2002
53 Hungary 3.05 2002
54 Peru 3.03 2002
55 Nepal 3.03 2002
56 Slovenia 3.01 2002
57 Belarus 2.74 2002
58 Jamaica 2.67 2002
59 Ukraine 2.66 2002
60 Germany 2.53 2002
61 Malta 2.53 2002
62 Ecuador 2.46 2002
63 United Kingdom 2.43 2002
64 Thailand 2.1 2002
65 Kyrgyzstan 2 2002
66 Jordan 1.98 2002
67 Venezuela 1.89 2002
68 Romania 1.79 2002
69 Indonesia 1.68 2002
70 Qatar 1.59 2002
71 Morocco 1.57 2002
72 Sri Lanka 1.53 2002
73 Japan 1.42 2002
74 Cyprus 1.02 2002
75 South Korea 0.882 2002
76 Burma 0.812 2002
77 Egypt 0.63 2002
78 Kazakhstan 0.202 2002
79 Philippines 0.0865 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/stats/Crime/Jails-per-million

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