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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners per 1000

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

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belize 4.36 prisoners 2002
2 Dominica 4.27 prisoners 2002
3 The Bahamas 4.14 prisoners 2002
4 Suriname 4.03 prisoners 2002
5 Trinidad and Tobago 3.75 prisoners 2002
6 Barbados 3.68 prisoners 2002
7 Panama 3.26 prisoners 2002
8 Grenada 2.91 prisoners 2002
9 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.88 prisoners 2002
10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.79 prisoners 2002
11 Antigua and Barbuda 2.32 prisoners 2002
12 Chile 2.32 prisoners 2002
13 Saint Lucia 2.28 prisoners 2002
14 Uruguay 2.13 prisoners 2002
15 Costa Rica 2.08 prisoners 2002
16 Guyana 2.01 prisoners 2002
17 El Salvador 1.84 prisoners 2002
18 Jamaica 1.81 prisoners 2002
19 Honduras 1.77 prisoners 2002
20 Brazil 1.72 prisoners 2002
21 Mexico 1.62 prisoners 2002
22 Dominican Republic 1.55 prisoners 2002
23 Nicaragua 1.37 prisoners 2002
24 Colombia 1.31 prisoners 2002
25 Argentina 1.2 prisoners 2002
26 Peru 1.03 prisoners 2002
27 Bolivia 0.94 prisoners 2002
28 Venezuela 0.76 prisoners 2002
29 Paraguay 0.734 prisoners 2002
30 Guatemala 0.706 prisoners 2002
31 Ecuador 0.635 prisoners 2002
32 Haiti 0.469 prisoners 2002
33 Cuba 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/group-stats/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Crime/Prisoners-per-1000

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Prisoners per 1000

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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.
  • Panama ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2002.
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