Crime > Prisoners Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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STAT South Africa United States
Female 2.2%
Ranked 106th.
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than South Africa
Foreign prisoners 2.1%
Ranked 55th. 4 times more than United States
Ranked 77th.
Per capita 402 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 78% more than South Africa
Pre-trial detainees 28.3%
Ranked 80th. 42% more than United States
Ranked 106th.
Share of prison capacity filled 159.4%
Ranked 26th.
Ranked 126th.

SOURCES: International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief


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