Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Crime > Jails per million

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.


1 Canada 6.31 2002
2 United States 5.42 2002
3 Italy 3.59 2002
4 Germany 2.53 2002
5 United Kingdom 2.43 2002
6 Japan 1.42 2002


"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/group-stats/Group-of-7-countries-(G7)/Crime/Jails-per-million

Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Crime > Jails per million


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