Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor
|1||United States||2.02 million prisoners||2002|
|2||China||1.55 million prisoners||2002|
|Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile)||341,505.57 prisoners||2002|
|8||South Africa||181,944 prisoners||2002|
|Emerging markets average (profile)||179,709.8 prisoners||2002|
|Non-religious countries average (profile)||160,107.5 prisoners||2002|
|High income OECD countries average (profile)||92,485.93 prisoners||2002|
|Former Soviet republics average (profile)||85,721.73 prisoners||2002|
|15||United Kingdom||78,753 prisoners||2002|
|Heavily indebted countries average (profile)||71,515.82 prisoners||2002|
|Former British colonies average (profile)||64,109.28 prisoners||2002|
|23||South Korea||58,564 prisoners||2002|
|Europe average (profile)||43,256.4 prisoners||2002|
|OPEC countries average (profile)||30,537 prisoners||2002|
|43||Saudi Arabia||28,612 prisoners||2002|
|Former Spanish colonies average (profile)||27,585.95 prisoners||2002|
|NATO countries average (profile)||25,641.04 prisoners||2002|
|Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile)||25,381.53 prisoners||2002|
|Muslim countries average (profile)||24,438.78 prisoners||2002|
|Latin America and Caribbean average (profile)||23,761.7 prisoners||2002|
|European Union average (profile)||22,488.59 prisoners||2002|
|49||Sri Lanka||19,974 prisoners||2002|
|Eurozone average (profile)||19,436 prisoners||2002|
|53||Czech Republic||18,669 prisoners||2002|
|60||Dominican Republic||13,836 prisoners||2002|
|Former French colonies average (profile)||12,626.18 prisoners||2002|
|64||El Salvador||11,055 prisoners||2002|
|76||Costa Rica||8,526 prisoners||2002|
|90||New Zealand||5,968 prisoners||2002|
|99||Trinidad and Tobago||4,794 prisoners||2002|
|102||Central African Republic||4,168 prisoners||2002|
|109||Papua New Guinea||3,302 prisoners||2002|
|116||Burkina Faso||2,800 prisoners||2002|
|125||The Bahamas||1,280 prisoners||2002|
|131||Democratic Republic of the Congo||918 prisoners||2002|
|134||The Gambia||450 prisoners||2002|
|136||Saint Lucia||365 prisoners||2002|
|138||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||302 prisoners||2002|
|142||Antigua and Barbuda||186 prisoners||2002|
|144||Saint Kitts and Nevis||135 prisoners||2002|
|145||Solomon Islands||134 prisoners||2002|
|146||Sao Tome and Principe||130 prisoners||2002|
|153||Federated States of Micronesia||39 prisoners||2002|
|154||Marshall Islands||23 prisoners||2002|
|=159||United Arab Emirates||0.0||2002|
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Posted on 25 Apr 2005
Ian Graham, Staff Editor
Are you f'in kidding me, I live in a rented apt. and pay for everything I need myself, and live on about 13-16k a year, prisoners must be getting quite a bit...
Posted on 09 Jun 2010
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Posted on 19 Jul 2011
Crime isn't by gender. Both men and women have moral codes and both are equal. Men have more testosterone and are typically more aggressive which might make them more prone to committing crimes, but women are more likely to be psychotic- does this mean all female crimes are due to crazy girls? Because of the different perception children create as they grow due to their environment, girls in, let's say, bad parts of town, for example, are raised to think differently than boys raised in the same part of town. Think of the cultural bias that men must take care of the family; little brothers, mother, sisters, wife, children. Perhaps men are put in jail more because they have to support a family. It is just as, if not more, likely that this would happen as compared to the number of women in jail being due to protecting themselves or loved ones from a male aggressor.
Just over 20% of women crime can't make it "almost always" a male activity- one of every five crimes are women. If it was one of many many many more crimes, perhaps then we could say that crime is almost always a male activity.
Crimes are crimes. Violent crimes are bad, but are they worse that fraud schemes that steal live savings, ruin lives, ruin businesses? Perhaps that isn't a good example. But look at it this way- either way we have to pay for them to sit in a jail cell. Either way they are a potential menace to society.
None of what you have stated has given solid enough evidence as to why women are better than men. In fact, the reason why most people don't believe in what you say is because the evidence always offered in circumstantial. I am a women, proud to be one, but until I see better reasons why we are better than them, Why should I believe you? For now, I'll stick with thinking genders are equal.
Posted on 02 Jun 2011
If you look at more of the stats available on this website you will see that only 0.5% of the US prison population are foreign.
Posted on 12 Feb 2011
It's confusing, but you're looking at it the wrong way. Texas has a higher rate of imprisonment, not more individual prisoners than the rest of the US states combined. It just simply incarcerates people at a higher rate than the rest of the country whether combined or considered individually per state.
Plus it's not 704 out of 100,000, it is 1 out of 704, which is a higher rate than 1 in 726. So it all means, in Texas you are approximately 6% more likely to be arrested than anywhere else in the US.
Posted on 12 Jun 2010
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Posted on 08 May 2010
Land of the free? No its the land of the police state.
Posted on 23 Feb 2010