Countries with a high rate of females prosecuted also have a high <a href=/graph/cri_tot_cri_cap>total crime rate</a>.
<p>In all countries, the number of crimes committed by men far exceeds that of women. Thailand is the only country in the world with more than 20% of the prison population being female. The next four countries with a high rank for female prisoners are Bolivia, Qatar, Paraguay and Costa Rica. None of these countries is considered to have a high level of freedom for women.</p>
I do wonder if many if not most of these women who have been prosecuted were not just defending themselves or their children from a male attacker? If so and if she or her children were about to be raped or molester, she should be able to kill the male or males without the need to worry about being prosecuted