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Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: Countries Compared

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 Cameroon 296.3% 2003
3 Bangladesh 288.5% 2003
4 Saint Lucia 278.4% 2003
5 Grenada 258.3% 2003
6 Zambia 245.9% 2003
7 Iran 243.1% 2003
8 Thailand 230.8% 2003
9 Burundi 230.6% 2003
10 Kenya 228.1% 2003
11 Pakistan 222.5% 2003
12 Belize 219.4% 2003
13 Honduras 207.6% 2003
14 Rwanda 202.4% 2003
15 Tanzania 190.5% 2003
16 Sri Lanka 189.8% 2003
17 Uganda 186.4% 2003
18 Haiti 184.7% 2003
19 Dominican Republic 175.3% 2003
20 Burkina Faso 169.7% 2003
21 Madagascar 169.2% 2003
22 Senegal 167.9% 2003
23 El Salvador 167.5% 2003
24 Suriname 162.7% 2003
25 Bolivia 162.5% 2003
26 South Africa 159.4% 2003
27 Greece 158.3% 2003
28 Philippines 156.4% 2003
29 Malawi 155.7% 2003
30 Botswana 155.6% 2003
31 Morocco 155.1% 2003
32 Mauritius 154.2% 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 153.47% 2003
33 Paraguay 151% 2003
34 Uruguay 150.8% 2003
35 Hungary 147.7% 2003
36 Ghana 145.5% 2003
37 Panama 144.7% 2003
38 Mozambique 144% 2003
39 Dominica 143.3% 2003
40 Nepal 142.6% 2003
41 Bahrain 140.6% 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 139.76% 2003
42 Libya 139.5% 2003
43 Peru 137.8% 2003
=44 Colombia 136.5% 2003
=44 India 136.5% 2003
46 Belarus 135.7% 2003
47 Chile 134.3% 2003
48 Italy 134.2% 2003
49 Brazil 133.8% 2003
50 Zimbabwe 131.3% 2003
51 The Bahamas 129.2% 2003
52 Indonesia 128.9% 2003
53 Saint Kitts and Nevis 128.6% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 126.94% 2003
54 Namibia 126% 2003
55 France 124.7% 2003
56 Mexico 123.6% 2003
57 Malaysia 122.5% 2003
58 Guyana 120.8% 2003
59 Argentina 119.9% 2003
60 Albania 119.1% 2003
61 Cyprus 119% 2003
62 Jamaica 117% 2003
63 Poland 116.4% 2003
64 Lesotho 116% 2003
65 Czech Republic 115.6% 2003
=66 Lebanon 115.3% 2003
=66 Romania 115.3% 2003
68 Ecuador 115% 2003
69 Spain 114.1% 2003
70 Uzbekistan 113.5% 2003
=71 Belgium 113% 2003
=71 Nicaragua 113% 2003
73 Guatemala 112.9% 2003
74 Kyrgyzstan 112.6% 2003
75 Cambodia 112% 2003
76 Trinidad and Tobago 111.9% 2003
77 Portugal 111.4% 2003
78 Fiji 111.1% 2003
79 Costa Rica 109.6% 2003
80 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 107.9% 2003
=81 Finland 107.1% 2003
=81 Singapore 107.1% 2003
83 Sweden 106.9% 2003
84 Japan 106.5% 2003
85 Slovenia 106.1% 2003
European Union average (profile) 105.99% 2003
86 Australia 105.9% 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 105.52% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 105.02% 2003
87 Swaziland 103.7% 2003
88 Israel 103% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 102.17% 2003
89 Nigeria 101.5% 2003
90 Austria 101.1% 2003
91 Germany 100.5% 2003
92 Denmark 100.4% 2003
93 Algeria 100.2% 2003
94 New Zealand 99.1% 2003
95 Norway 98.3% 2003
96 Venezuela 97.2% 2003
97 Marshall Islands 95.8% 2003
98 Netherlands 95% 2003
99 Canada 94.3% 2003
100 Estonia 94.2% 2003
101 Slovakia 93.6% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 93.37% 2003
102 Croatia 92.9% 2003
103 Turkey 91.1% 2003
104 Bulgaria 91% 2003
105 Russia 90.2% 2003
106 Ukraine 90% 2003
107 Papua New Guinea 87.4% 2003
108 Latvia 86.4% 2003
109 Lithuania 84.2% 2003
110 Angola 82.9% 2003
111 Iceland 81.8% 2003
112 Tonga 81.3% 2003
113 Switzerland 80.9% 2003
114 Jordan 80.1% 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 76.94% 2003
115 Andorra 71.8% 2003
116 Niger 68.8% 2003
117 Azerbaijan 66.3% 2003
118 The Gambia 65% 2003
119 Armenia 64.3% 2003
120 Luxembourg 64% 2003
121 Georgia 62.8% 2003
122 Malta 62.6% 2003
123 Liechtenstein 54.5% 2003
124 Sao Tome and Principe 43.3% 2003
=125 Tajikistan 0.0 2003
=125 Mauritania 0.0 2003
=125 United States 0.0 2003
=125 Kazakhstan 0.0 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/stats/Crime/Prisoners/Share-of-prison-capacity-filled

Crime > Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: Countries Compared Map

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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.
  • Zambia ranked first for prisoners > share of prison capacity filled amongst Landlocked countries in 2003.

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I think listings for the countries with 0% of their prisons filled are erroneous. The USA and Kazakhstan (I didn't look up any others) have among the highest per capita incarceration rates (as listed on this site), so if the 0% figure is correct, these countries have enough prison capacity to incarcerate the entire populace.

Posted on 02 Apr 2013

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