Which Country Has the Most Prisoners vs. Population?

Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants (persons), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 61 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants with 704 persons followed by Georgia and Russia. On the other end of the scale was India with 30.6 persons, Iceland with 47.1 persons and Japan with 52.8 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants indicator page.

Prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Azerbaijan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 215 223 221 230 242
Brazil persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 213 222 235 245 254
Chile persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 258 289 318 342 351
Colombia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 137 143 155 166 182
Estonia persons 327 263 280 273 261
Georgia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 348 ... 423 483 540 ... ...
Latvia persons ... ... ... 302 302 321 334 324
Lithuania persons 249 247 255 279 298
Mongolia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 263 305 308 244 274
Montenegro persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 138 155 197 241 235
Poland persons 237 235 223 225 216
Russia persons 606 615 618 601 570
Singapore persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 277 262 258 270 268
USA persons 751 756 753 741 727
Ukraine persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 343 321 314 319 334 ...