Crime > Prisoners Stats: compare key data on Costa Rica & United States

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STAT Costa Rica United States
Female 10.8%
Ranked 5th. 27% more than United States
Ranked 9th.
Foreign prisoners 8.7%
Ranked 38th. 17 times more than United States
Ranked 77th.
Per capita 229 per 100,000 people
Ranked 32nd.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Costa Rica
Pre-trial detainees 39.5%
Ranked 49th. 98% more than United States
Ranked 106th.
Share of prison capacity filled 109.6%
Ranked 79th.
Ranked 126th.

SOURCES: International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief


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