Which Country Has the Most Females Held in Prisons?

Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions (persons), 2015 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 86 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in female adults held in prisons, penal or correctional institutions with 198,900 persons followed by China and Georgia. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with -2.00 persons, Liechtenstein with 4.00 persons and Iceland with 5.00 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions indicator page.

Female Adults Held in Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Brazil persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31,401 34,807 34,058 35,223 35,100
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 87,941 ... ...
Colombia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,788 5,684 7,483 8,497 8,986 ...
Georgia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 52,274 48,520 46,819 50,232 57,453 ...
India persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15,037 16,024 16,951 18,188 ... ...
Indonesia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7,714 8,087
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,211 5,343 5,344 5,282 5,057 ...
Mexico persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,099 9,839 10,619 10,520 12,361
Peru persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,879 4,237
Philippines persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,443 5,673 5,905 6,299 6,669
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66,564 61,768 57,748 55,755
Spain persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,076 5,652 5,157 5,068 4,925
Thailand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30,153 ... ... ... ...
Turkey persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,013 4,150 4,539 4,838 5,156
USA persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 200,100 197,400 196,600 191,500 198,900