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Crime > Prisoners per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Rwanda 12.46 prisoners 2002
2 United States 7.02 prisoners 2002
3 Russia 5.83 prisoners 2002
4 Palau 5.26 prisoners 2002
5 Belarus 5.19 prisoners 2002
6 Belize 4.36 prisoners 2002
7 Dominica 4.27 prisoners 2002
8 The Bahamas 4.14 prisoners 2002
9 Ukraine 4.12 prisoners 2002
10 Suriname 4.03 prisoners 2002
11 South Africa 4 prisoners 2002
12 Kazakhstan 3.92 prisoners 2002
13 Kyrgyzstan 3.91 prisoners 2002
14 Singapore 3.91 prisoners 2002
15 Trinidad and Tobago 3.75 prisoners 2002
16 Barbados 3.68 prisoners 2002
17 Latvia 3.63 prisoners 2002
18 Estonia 3.36 prisoners 2002
19 Thailand 3.35 prisoners 2002
20 Panama 3.26 prisoners 2002
21 Botswana 3.26 prisoners 2002
22 Mongolia 3.22 prisoners 2002
23 Lithuania 3.19 prisoners 2002
24 Moldova 3.01 prisoners 2002
25 Swaziland 3 prisoners 2002
26 Grenada 2.91 prisoners 2002
27 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.88 prisoners 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.85 prisoners 2002
28 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.79 prisoners 2002
29 Namibia 2.46 prisoners 2002
30 Iran 2.41 prisoners 2002
31 Tunisia 2.37 prisoners 2002
32 Azerbaijan 2.34 prisoners 2002
33 Antigua and Barbuda 2.32 prisoners 2002
34 Chile 2.32 prisoners 2002
35 Saint Lucia 2.28 prisoners 2002
36 Romania 2.2 prisoners 2002
37 Uruguay 2.13 prisoners 2002
38 Mauritius 2.12 prisoners 2002
39 Poland 2.1 prisoners 2002
40 Costa Rica 2.08 prisoners 2002
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.08 prisoners 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.03 prisoners 2002
41 Guyana 2.01 prisoners 2002
42 Uzbekistan 1.9 prisoners 2002
43 Seychelles 1.88 prisoners 2002
44 Morocco 1.85 prisoners 2002
45 El Salvador 1.84 prisoners 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.83 prisoners 2002
46 Czech Republic 1.83 prisoners 2002
47 Libya 1.83 prisoners 2002
48 Jamaica 1.81 prisoners 2002
49 Honduras 1.77 prisoners 2002
50 Hungary 1.76 prisoners 2002
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.74 prisoners 2002
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.73 prisoners 2002
51 Brazil 1.72 prisoners 2002
52 Israel 1.68 prisoners 2002
53 Mexico 1.62 prisoners 2002
54 Malaysia 1.61 prisoners 2002
55 Lesotho 1.59 prisoners 2002
56 Lebanon 1.57 prisoners 2002
Europe average (profile) 1.55 prisoners 2002
57 Dominican Republic 1.55 prisoners 2002
58 New Zealand 1.51 prisoners 2002
59 Georgia 1.47 prisoners 2002
60 Slovakia 1.44 prisoners 2002
61 Kuwait 1.44 prisoners 2002
62 Spain 1.43 prisoners 2002
European Union average (profile) 1.38 prisoners 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.37 prisoners 2002
63 Nicaragua 1.37 prisoners 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.36 prisoners 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 1.35 prisoners 2002
64 Portugal 1.34 prisoners 2002
65 United Kingdom 1.33 prisoners 2002
66 Colombia 1.31 prisoners 2002
67 Saudi Arabia 1.31 prisoners 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.29 prisoners 2002
68 Cyprus 1.28 prisoners 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 1.27 prisoners 2002
69 Bulgaria 1.26 prisoners 2002
70 Bahrain 1.24 prisoners 2002
71 Zambia 1.24 prisoners 2002
72 South Korea 1.23 prisoners 2002
73 Burundi 1.23 prisoners 2002
74 China 1.21 prisoners 2002
75 Tanzania 1.21 prisoners 2002
76 Fiji 1.2 prisoners 2002
77 Madagascar 1.2 prisoners 2002
78 Argentina 1.2 prisoners 2002
79 Cameroon 1.19 prisoners 2002
80 Australia 1.14 prisoners 2002
81 Tonga 1.14 prisoners 2002
82 Canada 1.13 prisoners 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.13 prisoners 2002
83 Jordan 1.11 prisoners 2002
84 Central African Republic 1.11 prisoners 2002
85 Kenya 1.07 prisoners 2002
86 Sri Lanka 1.06 prisoners 2002
87 Algeria 1.05 prisoners 2002
88 Netherlands 1.05 prisoners 2002
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.04 prisoners 2002
89 Peru 1.03 prisoners 2002
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.01 prisoners 2002
90 Austria 1 prisoners 2002
91 Turkey 0.985 prisoners 2002
92 Italy 0.974 prisoners 2002
93 Armenia 0.941 prisoners 2002
94 Bolivia 0.94 prisoners 2002
95 France 0.922 prisoners 2002
96 Germany 0.908 prisoners 2002
97 Egypt 0.905 prisoners 2002
98 Qatar 0.905 prisoners 2002
99 Sao Tome and Principe 0.9 prisoners 2002
100 Philippines 0.869 prisoners 2002
101 Andorra 0.851 prisoners 2002
102 Belgium 0.833 prisoners 2002
103 Syria 0.824 prisoners 2002
104 Greece 0.805 prisoners 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.783 prisoners 2002
105 Luxembourg 0.764 prisoners 2002
106 Venezuela 0.76 prisoners 2002
107 Yemen 0.755 prisoners 2002
108 Paraguay 0.734 prisoners 2002
109 Malawi 0.718 prisoners 2002
110 Malta 0.715 prisoners 2002
111 Guatemala 0.706 prisoners 2002
112 Vietnam 0.691 prisoners 2002
113 Switzerland 0.684 prisoners 2002
114 Benin 0.669 prisoners 2002
115 Burma 0.666 prisoners 2002
116 Sweden 0.663 prisoners 2002
117 Finland 0.66 prisoners 2002
118 Norway 0.642 prisoners 2002
119 Kiribati 0.641 prisoners 2002
120 Denmark 0.639 prisoners 2002
121 Ecuador 0.635 prisoners 2002
122 Tuvalu 0.63 prisoners 2002
123 Oman 0.608 prisoners 2002
124 Croatia 0.588 prisoners 2002
125 Papua New Guinea 0.583 prisoners 2002
126 Pakistan 0.581 prisoners 2002
127 Ghana 0.556 prisoners 2002
128 Slovenia 0.551 prisoners 2002
129 Japan 0.545 prisoners 2002
130 Bangladesh 0.541 prisoners 2002
131 Liechtenstein 0.532 prisoners 2002
132 Senegal 0.516 prisoners 2002
133 Djibouti 0.516 prisoners 2002
134 Cambodia 0.499 prisoners 2002
135 Vanuatu 0.48 prisoners 2002
136 Mauritania 0.471 prisoners 2002
137 Albania 0.469 prisoners 2002
138 Haiti 0.469 prisoners 2002
139 Mozambique 0.456 prisoners 2002
140 Marshall Islands 0.441 prisoners 2002
141 Chad 0.433 prisoners 2002
142 Angola 0.404 prisoners 2002
143 Togo 0.399 prisoners 2002
144 Monaco 0.398 prisoners 2002
145 Indonesia 0.392 prisoners 2002
146 Mali 0.371 prisoners 2002
147 Federated States of Micronesia 0.365 prisoners 2002
148 Iceland 0.362 prisoners 2002
149 The Gambia 0.344 prisoners 2002
150 Guinea 0.339 prisoners 2002
151 Nigeria 0.313 prisoners 2002
152 Solomon Islands 0.308 prisoners 2002
153 Nepal 0.296 prisoners 2002
154 India 0.291 prisoners 2002
155 Burkina Faso 0.228 prisoners 2002
156 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.0185 prisoners 2002
=157 Turkmenistan 0.0 2002
=157 Ethiopia 0.0 2002
=157 Tajikistan 0.0 2002
=157 Sudan 0.0 2002
=157 Zimbabwe 0.0 2002
=157 United Arab Emirates 0.0 2002
=157 Cuba 0.0 2002
=157 Uganda 0.0 2002
=157 Niger 0.0 2002
=157 Comoros 0.0 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Prisoners per 1000. 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/Prisoners-per-1000

Crime > Prisoners per 1000: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Crime > Prisoners per 1000

  • United States ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2002.
  • Russia ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Europe in 2002.
  • Rwanda ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2002.
  • Belize ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2002.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
  • Latvia ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Palau ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
  • Ukraine ranked second for prisoners per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • Iran ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2002.
  • Japan ranked last for prisoners per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
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